Mobaderoon is a non-profit institution that supports civil society organizations in the Arab region through consulting and training services adapted to meet specific needs and challenges of local communities
“I often dream the jasmine returns to Syria to decorate and perfume our streets.”
As the Syrian regime rained barrel bombs on her hometown in Syria, Najlaa and her family were forced to flee to Turkey where she established the first organization led by a Syrian woman to help other women refugees with literacy, economic empowerment, and psychosocial support.
Peace Hero Najlaa El Sheikh speaks to ICAN about her journey, her work, and her dreams.
ICAN’s partner Abeer Pamuk, a Syrian humanitarian worker, discusses the situation on the ground for children and women in her country with Alison Smith.
Amidst the violence, thousands of Syrians are working for peace in their communities but the voices of Syrian civil society and peace actors are missing from the negotiating table.