Muzna Dureid

Founder & Coordinator, Women Refugees Not Captives

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Syria
Based in Montreal


Current Occupation: Founder & Coordinator, Women Refugees Not Captives
Organization/Institution: White Helmets
Language: French, English, Arabic

Muzna Dureid (@muznadureid) is a Syrian activist, lobbyer and women’s rights defender. She is the founder and coordinator of Women Refugees Not Captives, a campaign that aims to end the practice of forced child marriages in Syrian refugee camps. She is currently a refugee in Canada where she has continued her international advocacy work from Montreal, working as a liaison officer with the Syrian White Helmets.

Dureid is also the founder of the Indigenous – Refugees movement, a safe-space for women and youth to share experiences and strengthen ties between both groups. Muzna is a founding member of the Syrian Women Political Movement, and was nominated as a finalist to the list of 25 top Canadian immigrants in Canada, just one year after her immigration.