Zahra Vieneuve

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Zahra Vieneuve [she/her/hers] is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Global Fund for Women.

Zahra has worked on issues of gender equality and human rights across the world for the past 15 years. She is the Program Director, Freedom from Violence at Global Fund for Women, and a Steering Committee Member of the Feminist Humanitarian Network. At Global Fund for Women, she leads a global program focused on supporting feminist leadership and agency during- and post-conflict; the safety and integrated security of WHRDs; and feminist movements resisting violence in the name of culture and religion. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women, Zahra has worked with civil society organizations across the Middle East and North Africa as a human rights advocate and educator. In her capacity as Senior Program Officer at Karama, she managed the Women, Peace and Security program and supported the efforts of women human rights activists in Libya, Palestine, Iraq, and Yemen. At the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in Egypt, she led the human rights education program where she designed and held human rights and peace education training targeting Middle Eastern youth. She holds two Masters degrees; the first in Political Science from the University of Geneva and the second in International and Comparative Education from the American University in Cairo. Zahra is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.