Marcell Shehwaro

Marcell Shehwaro is the Executive Manager of the organization ‘Kesh Malek’ and is a courageous activist and blogger from Aleppo in Syria. Marcell is working on promoting children’s rights in the seven schools that the organisation runs in Aleppo. They also launched the project ‘The Identity of a Nation’, which is a series of social-cultural centres aimed at motivating citizens to express their national identity as a way of countering radical and extreme narratives within the Syrian society. Marcell has participated in many national and international conferences and discussion panels about education, women’s rights, and the role of the civil society within Syria. She has initiated and participated in many awareness raising campaigns against both extremist Islam and the Syrian regime. In addition to advocating widely about human rights in Syria Marcell has degrees in Dentistry and International Relations, and an MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity from the University of Essex, UK. In 2015 her online series Dispatches from Syria won a 2015 Online Journalism Award in the category of Online Commentary.


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