Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace issues alternate electoral law and demands inclusivness in Constitutional Assembly

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Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace issues alternate electoral law and demands inclusivness in Constitutional Assembly

In partnership with Karama, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) organized an urgent two-day consultation in Tripoli starting 6 June to address the recently-issued electoral law which will govern the selection process for the Constitutional Assembly in charge of writing Libya’s new constitution.

The recently-issued electoral law is deemed ‘’an obstacle to inclusive representation’’ by LWPP.

The consultation brought together a range of national legal experts, women’s activists and youth campaigners, who, together with the LWPP, aligned priorities and developed plans to lobby for an alternative electoral law.

Over the two-day consultation, the LWPP and the civil society coalition, coordinated a national campaign and lobby for a more inclusive electoral law. The resulting proposal, finalized this week, emphasizes the introduction of ‘’zipper lists’’, which were successful in earning women nearly 17 percent representation in Libya’s national assembly in 2012.

A corresponding campaign “Together Men and Women We will Write our Constitution,” has also been launched.

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