Muzna Dureid

Advocacy and Partnerships Manager (On Parental Leave)

Muzna Dureid is an accomplished policy analyst and humanitarian practitioner with a decade of experience working in conflict areas. Before joining NWI, she was the Senior Program Development Officer with the White Helmets.

During her career, Muzna has been actively involved in numerous initiatives and networks, focusing on combatting child and forced marriage issues among Syrian refugees, including being the founder of the "Women Refugees, Not Captives" campaign. She is also a passionate advocate for diaspora women's refugee political participation. She co-founded the Syrian Women's Political Movement.

Muzna is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Excellence in Global Women's and Children's Health Award for her dedication to improving the lives of women and children worldwide. Additionally, Muzna was honored with the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers' annual award for her advocacy in support of the human rights of refugees. She is also a co-recipient of Canada's first-ever research award on Women, Peace, and Security for her work: "Revisiting the Impact of Cybersecurity, COVID-19, and Conflict Nexus on Women Human Rights Defenders."

Muzna holds a master’s degree in public policy and public Administration from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.