"I am still showing your video to my global health classes. It is not like anything that the undergraduates have ever seen, and it sparks incredible discussion from the graduate students."
"I just wanted you to know that your video is now a staple in my global health promotion class. The students really get a lot out of it."
- Dr. Carol P. Cotton
College of Public Health
University of Georgia
"You left my students with a strong impression about the significance of health work on the ground and among the poor, illiterate and underdeveloped communities."
- Dr. Nayereh Tohidi
Gender and Women's Studies California State University, Northridge
"Your insights and ability to interact with our audience brought great reviews and more than one person has expressed their appreciation for the clarity with which you answered their questions.
I was captivated by your presence on the stage, your ability to capture the attention of a large audience, and your knack to understand a convoluted question and producing an answer that clarifies the issues at hand."
- Catinca Tabacaru
Women's Voices Now
"I am grateful for your presence in my class but more importantly in this world. Throughout my many trips I have come across individuals like you who are dedicated, sincere, and effective despite all the hindrances. They are a small minority and often feel drowned in a world of corruption, show , and public relations.
- Dr. Eliz Sanasarian
Department of Political Science
University of Southern California
"Taraneh did an excellent job holding the attention and presenting her work in an age-appropriate, yet thought-provoking, manner. She engaged the students, broadened their view of the world, and inspired in them a curiosity and a desire to learn more and get involved in creating change in our world. What a great role model for students! I highly recommend her as a speaker."
- Rosa Dominguez
Directory of Diversity
Campbell Hall High School
"Taraneh demonstrated the same intelligence, grit, integrity and passion for what she does in person as she put into what is onscreen for her brave film work in Afghanistan.
She has a gentle strength and assurance she brought to the telling of her story that made our producers in the audience feel instantly at home with her every word.
The word “exceptional” cannot do justice to this talented, courageous lady. She is one of a kind and I hope you get the opportunity to meet her and hear her speak yourself."
- Lance Mungia
Documentary Film: Where Are The Men?
Interested in Hosting a Screening
of Taraneh's Film
and a Lecture about Global Women's
Health and Development
"Change is not always about implementing Western Models, such as Human Rights or Women's Rights - It's about creating a What-Works Model" - Taraneh Salke
Global Women's Rights Advocate, Lecturer, Film Maker
Designer and implementer of culturally appropriate women's health and
development programs in conflict prone societies...
Universities & Organizations
Where Are the Men? Women's Health & Development in Male-Dominant Societies
Developing a Model for Human Rights: A Western Approach vs. Local Realities
Cultural Insensitivity Affecting International Development
Women's Status and Development in Afghanistan
Taboo or Reality? Family Planning in Islamic Societies
Nomadic Sheep Herders & Contraceptive Use – What Can We Learn?
An Exploration of Global Gender, Family Planning & Reproductive Health Issues
Speaking your mind and taking action in the midst of it not being popular
Overcoming fear to achieve your goals
Women's survival in the middle of adversity
Living in a global community - importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity
The difference between the status of women's health and rights in other countries compared to the US.
Learning about Afghanistan and how many girls and women secretly seek medical care
Becoming an agent of change within your community - it can be done.