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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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How the exclusion of women has cost Libya

At a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on November 18, 2019 concerning Libya, members were privileged to hear from Rida Al-Tubuly, advocate for peace and co-founder of Together We Build It, a nonprofit that supports a peaceful democratic transition in the country by empowering women to play an …

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Libya: Now couples must show marriage certificates when going out in public in Tripoli

Amid the ongoing war, lack of security, bad financial and service status in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) based in Mitiga Airport has become a religious police arresting any male and female in public together if they are not married and have marriage certificates on them.

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