More about Muzna Dureid

Liaison Officer, The White Helmets

Muzna is the liaison officer at The White Helmets (the winner of an alternative Nobel prize for peace in 2016). A master student in Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. Muzna arrived in Montreal as refugee in November 2016. She is Policy Advisor in Canada/Syria relations. Muzna advocates for the diaspora women’s refugee political participation. She is a co-founder of the Syrian women’s political movement to engage Syrian women in politics and peace talks and shape Syria’s future. She is a consultant on WPS at Women, Peace, and Security Network – Canada. Muzna is the founder of the Indigenous – Refugees movement is a series of workshops for Youth on lessons learned between both groups which aim to build stronger bonds in Canada by learning the truth and resilience. She is a winner of the Canadian Excellence in global Women and Children’s Health award for the young category of 2019. She is the recipient of The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers annual award for outstanding Advocacy on behalf of the human rights of Refugees. Muzna is a member of Gender Innovation Agora (GIA) at UN WOMEN. Muzna is a board member of CARE Women’s Advisory Board for Advocacy (WABA) and a member of Refugee Advisory Network. Muzna servers as Youth Advisor at Senator McPhedran’s Youth Council.