esterday was the first of a new bi-weekly discussion forum called “marbo3a seeyasia” (Political Sittings, gatherings or salons) that took place at the Voice of Libyan Women Zawia Women’s Center, aimed at having focus group discussions on politics and how they relate and affect the current events in Libya from the perspective of the women of Zawia.
The first discussion focused firstly on political exclusion and if/how the women of Zawia would like to see it enforced. They generally agreed that they want political exclusion only for those who directly benefited from the previous regime, who are guilty of crimes, transgressions, and of negatively affecting life in Libya. They stressed the importance of clarifying the term “political exclusion” to explicitly outline those who would be affected, rather than a broad term to disqualify any public servant during the past 42 years from taking public office.
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