“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city
What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard
A decree issued Wednesday in Libya would recognize rape committed during that country's revolution as a war crime and
The German ambassador Christian Much launched the women's “it will be our constitution” campaign by sendi
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future.
By Ronald Bruce St. John
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejec
Several Libyan organisations fighting for women's rights held a demo on Thursday morning against deteriorating human
Libya's Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife befo
In July last year Libya held its first free elections in almost 40 years, following the death of former dictator Moam
The unlawful occupation regime attempting to govern Libya without any success has a fake `General National Congress`
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.
A French reporter has published a book of testimonies from women forced into former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's h
Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
As the Security Council last week voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN's political mission in Libya, its
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l
Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d
By all standards, 2011 was quite an exceptional year for men and women in the Arab world.
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the
"We have a lot of work ahead of us," says Sara Mazik, from Women for Libya, a new group of women who have r
A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe
For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o
To say they're excited about the downfall of the Gaddafi regime would be an understatement.From the moment Newsbeat m
On November 2, the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Wo
Libyan exile Shahrazad Kablan was teaching school in Cincinnati when the uprising against Col.
One of the grimmest features of the armed conflict in Libya has been the spate of arbitrary arrests and enforced disa
Insherah Jernazi adheres to such a strict interpretation of Islamic modesty that she never leaves home without coveri
Aisha Gdour, a school psychologist, smuggled bullets in her brown leather handbag.
When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west
At this week's conference on Libya in Paris, the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and the international com
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to
New charges that Muammer Gaddafi has ordered mass rapes of women in Libya are just the latest in an ongoing and unpre
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused the forces of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Thursday of using rape an
The international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague has previously launched investigations into the alleged use of sy
Top United Nations officials are at loggerheads over whether rape is being used as a weapon in Libya, issuing contrad
At first, the responses to the questionnaire about the trauma of the war in Libya were predictable, if tragic: 10,000
The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW) was initially founded in August 2011 as a result of the February 17 Revolution which