Sally Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Congo and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her international acclaim. In addition to her journalism, Armstrong is the author of several books, including Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan; Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women; and, most recently, Ascent of Women: A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter. In 2019, Armstrong delivered the renowned CBC Massey Lecture series, traveling across the country to discuss how improving the status of women globally is crucial to our survival. In recognition of her work, Armstrong was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017. She also won her fourth Amnesty International Canada Media Award for her work in Iraq and the Gold Award for Investigative Journalism at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for her work about the Yazidis.