Zahra Vieneuve [she/her/hers] is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Global Fund for Women.
She is a feminist advocate with over 15 years of experience advancing human rights and gender justice in the US and globally, particularly though education and research, advocacy, and philanthropy. Prior to her current role as Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Global Fund for Women, Zahra led the Freedom from Violence program, and managed a global grantmaking portfolio supporting feminist grassroots movements mobilizing to end gender-based violence through various strategies. She has extensive experience in supporting the full, equal, and meaningful participation of women in achieving peace, justice, and accountability in the Middle East and North Africa. Through her past roles at Karama and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, she has led Women, Peace and Security and Human Rights Educations programs, respectively, supporting the work of youth and feminist activists in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, and Yemen. Zahra holds a master’s degrees in political science from the University of Geneva and a second one in International and Comparative Education from the American University in Cairo. She speaks French, Arabic, and English.