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Monday, August 2, 2021
Along with 194 women from Ajdabiya, Hana* participated in Tamkeen, a two-month vocational training aimed at meeting the immediate food needs of vulnerable women, support their skills development and create job opportunities for them so they can become self-sufficient. The programme is jointly implemented by UN Women, the World Food Programme (WFP), and local partner Asarya, with generous support from the Government of Japan.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Separated by their country’s divisions, both geographically and politically, 36 Libyan women have since used their phones to connect, discuss and overcome their differences in the interest of one goal: Peace.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Hana Faidi, 23, is a project consultant for an economic empowerment project at the Libyan Women’s Forum based in Tripoli, Libya. She also hones women’s negotiation and mediation skills. She is among the 500 participants of the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality (24 – 26 April) to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, nearly 25 years on.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Hajer Sharief is the co-founder of the organization “Together We Build it”, which aims to promote a peaceful democratic transition in Libya, inclusive of women and youth.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
For Khadeja Ramali from Libya, empowering young women to participate in the peacebuilding process is crucial to rebuilding the country post Arab Spring.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Libyan women are fighting for their right to a voice in the shaping of the future of their country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.