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Muzna Dureid

Liaison Officer, The While Helmets

Refugee rights, refugees and migration, conflict, Syria, gender-based violence, sexual violence in conflict, sexual and reproductive health and rights, political participation, women in politics, women's rights, lobbying, feminism

Media

United Nations Association Film Festival - Travelling Film Festival at the McCord Museum Sept. 21

Former Syrian White Helmet rescuers, reluctantly resettled, embrace their new lives in Canada

Canada's Freeland shocked by her department's approval of Assad ally to consulate

Biography

Muzna is originally from Syria and currently lives in Canada. She studied Language and Conflict Resolution. As a Coordinator of Health Programs for Syrian refugees with Centre Social D’aide Aux Immigrants, she is responsible for working on advocacy, planning, and project management. As an advocate, she is proud to have participated in the first new feminist political movement in her country; be nominated as a member of the Groupe de Trente Leaders of Montreal by the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion; and be invited to participate in the consultations of Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security from 2017-2022. Additionally, she also is the Founder and Coordinator of Women Refugees not Captives, a campaign that aims to end the practice of forced child marriage of Syrian women and girls in refugee camps. She is also a Liaison Officer with The White Helmets.

Expertise

  • refugee rights
  • refugees and migration
  • conflict
  • Syria
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual violence in conflict
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • political participation
  • women in politics
  • women's rights
  • lobbying
  • feminism