Libyan authorities today released 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Daesh in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December.
A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process, Inter Press Service reported.
Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) has urged for ending the ongoing violations and abuse against women and for the immediate release of hundreds of women, whom it said are being tortured under arbitrary imprisonment in several Libyan prisons.
The ban on women under 60 years of age travelling abroad alone has been suspended. Major-General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhuri, who originally made the decision, froze the declaration today following a wave of condemnation from Libyan political figures, civil society organisations and women’s groups.
The leadership of the Army of the House of Representatives (HoR) that led by General Khalifa Haftar had confirmed the women travel ban decision of the chief of staff, Abdul-Razek Al-Nadhouri.
Libyans on Monday denounced a decision by the country’s eastern authorities banning women under 60 from travelling abroad without a male guardian after alleged cases of women spying.
There is growing rejection of the decision by Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhuri, the LNA’s chief of staff and its military governor from Ben Jawad to Derna, to ban women travelling abroad if not accompanied by a male guardian.
Wered vomits every morning. Her dream, like that of so many others, was to cross the Mediterrean to Europe to seek a better life for herself and her family. Now, at 16, she is pregnant after months of rape and abuse by Islamic State fighters, and locked in a Libyan …
Between the 25th November and the 10th December, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Libya office, organizes a campaign in Libya to advocate and raise awareness on gender-based violence with the support of the Women and Youth Empowerment Forum (WYEF). The campaign involves many local organizations and institutions in all …
Female MPs from the House of Representatives are demanding a 30 per cent increase in women’s participation in all parliamentary delegations.