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 …
Libya’s designate Prime Minister of the yet to be confirmed Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdul Hamid Debaiba has submitted his cabinet line up for confirmation to the Libyan House of Representatives.
UNSMIL is deeply concerned for the safety of Widad Al Shergi, a young Libyan woman who was arbitrarily detained in front of Zawiya court, west of Tripoli, on 31 January, allegedly by an armed group. Her family has had no contact with her since 2 February.
Libya’s Solidarity for Human Rights (SHR) organization stated that a considerable number of women detained Tripoli’s Mitiga prison are carrying out a hunger strike against unfair detention and inhumane treatment.
The First Dialogue Committee for Women in the Western Region expressed its support for the roadmap set for the preparatory phase of a comprehensive solution in Libya.
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 …
Women participating in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum held in Tunisia on Sunday urged for females to be appointed heads of at least 30 per cent of the leadership positions.
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.
Women groups affiliated with political parties reiterated the importance of women’s political participation and their role in ending the crisis in the country.
The UN Support Mission in Libya today welcomed the 11 October appointment of five women judges who will work in two new specialised courts in Benghazi and Tripoli dedicated to hearing cases of violence against women and children.