Muzna Dureid is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Montreal in November 2016. Dureid has experience supporting protection programs through her work with the White Helmets (winner of the alternative Nobel prize for peace in 2016) and Folkekirkens Nødhjælp -DCA, including mines risk education and Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV). She is the founder and coordinator of the Women Refugees, not Captives campaign, which aims to end forced child marriage in Syrian refugee camps. She's a co-founder and board member of Syrian women's political movement, the first to engage Syrian women on politics and peace talks. Dureid is also the founder of Indigenous – Refugees movement, which includes that development of a safe-space for women and a series of workshops for youth that aim to build stronger bongs in Canada by learning about truth and reconciliation. She is a member of Network for refugee voices and the advisory committee for the 'Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LEARN)' project, operating in Lebanon, Turkey, Tanzania, and Kenya. The LEARN project focuses on the role of civil society in promoting protection and solutions for refugees and the implementation of the Global Compact for Refugees. Dureid is a laureate of the Sister to Sister mentorship program offered by the Nobel Women’s Initiative. She is also part of the Women Deliver Young Leaders group of 2018- 2019 in Canada. She has received the 2019 Canadian Excellence in Global Women and Children’s Health Award for the young category and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Annual Award for outstanding advocacy of the human rights of refugees.


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