Ebtehal Alzakrooty

Ebtehal Alzakrooty is an advocate and Program Coordinator at SAFI (Support for Arab Families in Iowa), a program under Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity for victims/survivors of gender-based violence and community development in Arab populations. She came to the United States in 2014 as a refugee from Iraq. Ebtehal has a bachelor’s degree in Public/International Relations from Baghdad University. She has previously worked in television production, and her experience includes news coverage, and writing and editing scripts for children’s shows and dramas. Besides raising her three daughters to be feminists, Ebtehal also likes making videos, reading and travel. She can be reached at