President and Executive Director – SEED Foundation
Sherri Kraham Talabany is the President Co-Founder of SEED Foundation. SEED’s mission is to support survivors of violence and those at risk through comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services, training and capacity building, strengthening laws, policies, and practices, and combating human trafficking. Prior to establishing SEED, Sherri worked in the United States Government in Washington, D.C. from 1998 – 2012. Sherri’s work on Iraq started in 1998, with visits to Kurdistan in 1999, and later served in Baghdad in 2003. Sherri is an American lawyer who earned her Juris Doctorate in 1999 from George Mason University School of Law. She currently resides in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, with her husband and two children.
“Let’s use art – and every other medium – to change society’s views about violence, power, and equality. Let’s work towards a more just society where violence against women is rare, where women are fully empowered to make their own choices about their lives, and where both men and women can flourish as equals.”