Vice President for Human Rights, Vital Voices
Cindy Dyer is the Vice President for Human Rights at Vital Voices Global Partnership where she oversees all programs related to gender based violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful traditional practices. Prior to joining Vital Voices in 2009, Cindy Dyer served as the Director of the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Cindy was nominated to this position by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. As Director, she oversaw a budget of $400 million USD and served as the liaison between the Department of Justice and Federal, State, and International governments on crimes involving violence against women.
Cindy was a specialized domestic and sexual violence prosecutor for 13 years and has received numerous awards and recognition for her service to victims. She served for 10 years as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Texas Council on Family Violence and she was a weekly hotline volunteer for 9 years at a shelter for battered women and their children.