Marcell Shehwaro

Marcell Shehwaro is an activist and blogger from Aleppo who has advocated wildly about human rights in Syria. She has participated in many national and international conferences and discussion panels about education, women’s rights, and the role of civil society in Syria. As executive manager of the organization Kesh Malek, she has worked on promoting children’s rights in the seven schools that the organization ran in Aleppo. She has degrees in Dentistry and International Relations, and holds an MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity from the University of Essex, UK. In 2015, her online series Dispatches from Syria, describing her life in Aleppo, won a 2015 Online Journalism Award in the category of Online Commentary.