From Subjects To Citizens: Women In Post-Revolutionary Libya

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Source: AWID

Date: 15 january 2014

Keywords: Civil & political rights, Movement building, Peace & reconciliation, United Nations, War and armed conflict

Brief from the International Civil Society Action Network’s (ICAN) What the Women Say series.

Key points from ICAN’s Libya brief:

- Libya women played a crucial role in the revolution and were initially part of mediation and transition discussions, but have since been dismissed as stake holders by the transitional government and international actors.

- Libyan women are fighting for formal comprehensive investigations and justice for victims of sexual violence perpetrated within the Qadhafi regime, during the revolution and in the transitional period.

- International actors who previously committed to the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security have failed to implement the agenda consistently and in all spheres, particularly in security sector reform discussions.

Libya women face rising religious extremism and non-inclusive electoral laws which inhibit independent voices in the political sphere.

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