ONLINE DIALOGUE/WEBCAST: Women's Political Participation in Libya: Progress and Pitfalls

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 19:00
Northern Africa
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When: November 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. EST

Where: IFES, 1850 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

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As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future. It is crucial that women's voices are heard as Libya codifies human rights in national legislation and establishes government institutions.

While women in Libya are eager to participate in their country's government, their political participation has declined since the revolution.

Join us in a panel discussion on the current situation in Libya for women as democracy leaders, advocates and active participants in the country's transition. Panelists will discuss highlights from IFES' 2013 Libya Status of Women Survey, which reveals public opinion of women's political and economic standing; first-hand experiences; and success stories about increasing women's engagement.


Rola Abdul-Latif, Program Manager, Applied Research Center, IFES

Shahrazad Kablan, Women and Youth Advocate, Libya

Elizabeth Reiter, Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa, IFES

With opening remarks by IFES Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ambar Zobairi.

Moderated by Jessica Huber, Senior Gender Specialist, IFES

Lunch will be provided.