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A war inside the war: Pivotal peace-building Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Since the early popular rallies in Benghazi on 15 February 2011, women played a crucial role in the revolution that toppled Libyan long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Whether by helping organise and joining daily demonstrations, providing medical aid to those wounded, smuggling ammunitions, selling their jewellery to fund rebel fighters or …

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Another woman has been murdered in Libya, but no one is being held accountable

A well-known lawyer and human rights activist was gunned down in Benghazi, Libya, on 10 November. Hanan Al-Barassi, known as the “Granny of Burqa”, was murdered at around 2pm in one of the city’s busiest streets. According to Benghazi’s security directorate, a group of “unidentified masked men” first tried to …

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Women participants in LPDF demand a female deputy prime in new government

Around 17 Libyan women participating in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Tunisia have demanded in a joint statement to allocate one of the two deputy prime minister posts to a woman.

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