"Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Zimbabwean, is the General Secretary of the World YWCA, which unites 25 million women and girls in 125 countries. She has over ten years of experience with the United Nations, where she served as Regional Director for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Eastern Africa. She has also served as a human rights officer with UNICEF as well as national child rights advisor in Liberia and Zimbabwe. Mrs. Gumbonzvanda is active within the women’s rights movement and is a member of organizations such as WiLDAF, Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, the World Conference on Religion and Peace and the International Women Leaders on Global Security. She joined the board of ActionAid International in September 2008 as an Independent Trustee. "