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Libyan women forge agenda for peace

Monday, November 23, 2015

Libyan women are fighting for their right to a voice in the shaping of the future of their country. More

In the words of Alaa Murabit: The overlooked tool in efforts to prevent conflict

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Alaa Murabit, Ph.D., is the founder of the Voice of Libyan Women, a women's empowerment and development organization which focuses on women, peace and security through both practical on-the-ground measures as well as legal and policy change. She is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for the Global Study on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 — commissioned by the UN Secretary-General for which UN Women is the secretariat. She is also a youth representative on UN Women’s Global Civil Society Advisory Group. She addressed the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security on 13 October, as one of three civil society guest speakers. More

Arab and European parliamentarians to meet at ‘Spring Forward for Women’ Conference

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Brussels — The European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women this morning kicked off the two-day Spring Forward for Women conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Conference brings together women lawmakers from the Arab States and Members of the European Parliament. Participants will share their experiences in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in both the European Union and the Arab States. More

UN Women Executive Director condemns assassination of women's rights activist in Libya

Thursday, June 26, 2014

UN Women strongly condemns the assassination of the Libyan leader and women’s rights advocate Salwa Bugaighis. Today we join millions in mourning the loss of a sister and courageous human rights defender. More

Noon briefing statement: UN Women Executive Director briefs UN media on the launch of its year-long Beijing+20 campaign

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Noon Briefing of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General, 26 June 2014. More

UN Women Executive Director visits Libya to strengthen women’s engagement in upcoming elections and transition process

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet travelled to Libya on 11 and 12 March to meet with leaders and strengthen UN advocacy and engagement in support of Libyan women's meaningful engagement in the transitional process. More

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