Libya should seize unique opportunity to guarantee women’s rights - HRW

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Libya should seize unique opportunity to guarantee women’s rights - HRW

Libyan authorities should ensure women are well represented in the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Monday. Many women played key roles in the uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi, but some fear the gains they have made over the last two years could be eroded if women’s rights are not enshrined in new legislation. A draft electoral law that will determine the composition of the Constituent Assembly could be ready as early as this week, Gauri van Gulik, women’s rights advocate at HRW, told Thomson Reuters Foundation. 

 

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