Sundus Abbas

Iraqi activist

Sundus Abbas 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]

Sundus Abbas (right) in 2007

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]


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


  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.

Other websitesEdit