Marwa

Seeds of Peace Fellow, 2019

IMPACT: SOCIAL

Creating community among women negatively affected by religious extremism.

Challenge

When youth are recruited into extremist groups, the effects on the families, particularly women, are harmful.

Solution

Use dialogue to create social cohesion amongst women who are facing discrimination in their communities.

Marwa is a doctoral student in onco-genetics but is passionate about social work and civic engagement, and has been working with associations since the Tunisian revolution. She is a monitoring and evaluation officer of a local project with El Jahedh Forum.

“I love working in my country especially in my own community. I dream of a more inclusive and developed Tunisia where every human is respected.”