Sundus Abbas

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Sundus Abbas (right) in 2007

Sundus Abbas (Arabic: سندس عباس‎) is an Iraqi activist for women's rights. She is the executive director of the Women's Leadership Institute in Baghdad. In 2007, Abbas received the International Women of Courage Award.[1]

Abbas teaches women about government and making decisions.[2]

Abbas is from the Iraqi Turkmen ethnic group. In 2016 she represented the Turkmen people at a meeting at the European Parliament.[3]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award from the International Republican Institute (2011)[4]
  • International Women of Courage Award (2007)[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Honorees".
  2. "Iraqi Women Strive To Rebuild Country Despite Obstacles - IIP Digital".
  3. "Minorities in Iraq and Syria: on the brink of destruction - News - European Parliament".
  4. "WDN Honors Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Iraqi Women's Leadership Institute with the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award - Women's Democracy Network". Archived from the original on 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2016-07-10.

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