Libyan policemen have completed a training conducted by UNICEF on Child Rights and Child Protection.
The Libyan Observatory for Human Rights (LOHR) has expressed “deep concern” that ever greater numbers of Libyans under the age of 18 are being recruited into the ranks of the country’s militias.
Benghazi residents are trying to restore normal life to their city in the areas liberated by the Libyan army.
A workshop under the theme “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” opened in Cairo on the weekend. Women members of the Libyan Parliament and the Constitution Drafting-Assembly, as well as other women activists from Libya took part in the four-day event, organized by the Women’s Empowerment Section of the United Nations …
TRIPOLI — What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard at her public university physically and verbally attacked her, trying to bar her from entering her classroom because she was not wearing a head scarf.
A decree issued Wednesday in Libya would recognize rape committed during that country’s revolution as a war crime and pay rape survivors reparations, according to two sources who have worked closely with the Libyan government in developing the policy.
Rape is a taboo subject in the the conservative North African country
German ambassador Christian Much launches the first of 50,000 SMSs messages for Libyan women’s rights (Photo: Sami Zaptia).
Having arrived in Libya over 18 months ago, my overwhelming first impression was how “male” Libyan society appeared to be, both at an expat and national level. It took some time for me to peel back the veneer of the male dominated social sphere and meet the hidden half of …