A Voice for Women

A Voice for Women

Cindy Dyer

4.5.2009

Cindy Dyer

Cindy Dyer is the Senior Director for Human Rights for Vital Voices Global Partnership. Vital Voices Global Partnership is a non-governmental organization that identifies, trains, and empowers women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the world. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. She was the liaison between the Department of Justice and Federal, State and International governments on the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. In this role, she was responsible for handling the Department's legal and policy issues regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and oversaw an annual budget of almost $400 million.

As the Director of Human Rights for Vital Voices Global Partnership, a nonprofit women’s organization working to help women in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, Cindy Dyer discusses domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking throughout the world. In partnership with the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Ms. Dyer calls for an increased involvement from concerned individuals and from government to protect women's rights.