Women of Libya Present Action Plan for Peace

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Women of Libya Present Action Plan for Peace

On 10 November 2015, a diverse and geographically representative group of 38 Libyan women activists joined their efforts in presenting the Libyan Women Action Plan for Peace and their shared vision to the international community. These Libyan women launched the first unified Libyan peace agenda at the end of a three-day conference in Switzerland convened jointly by UN Women, the United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The group of women designed their action plan in the Swiss town of Montreux before presenting the draft of a Minimum Women’s Peace Agenda for Libya in Geneva to the world. The proposed agenda calls on giving women the right to a 30-per-cent representation in government and elected bodies, integrating gender equality principles in the new constitution and reforming laws to protect women’s right to live free from violence. “It is unacceptable for the Libyan women to be excluded, their role marginalized, and rights alienated when they are the partners who have incurred the bulk of damage due to the conflict” said the statement read by one of the participants at the launching press conference in the United Nations Office at Geneva. To read the full statement, click here. To know more, please visit here and here

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