Women's Rights in Libya One Year After the Revolution

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rebels and their supporters celebrate outside Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's heavily damaged Bab al-Azizya compound in the centre of Tripoli on August 24, 2011. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

After Ben-Ali fled Tunisia, and Mubarak ran from Egypt, the Libyan revolution began in Benghazi and then traveled east, to Tripoli. After an intense civil war bolstered by international support, Moammar Gadhafi’s 40-year reign finally ended last October in his hometown of Sirte. As Libyans celebrate the anniversary of their revolution, the state of their government is still in flux, and the role of women in Libyan civic life is particularly uncertain.

Zahra'a Langhi, co-founder of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace, joins the program to discuss the state of women's rights in Libya.


Zahra'a Langhi

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

noor from Libya

Libyan Revolution
Lessons will be considered by a good of future generations.
Libyan women were like men in their positions Valrjulh not associated with mentioning it is a position of principle and courage ..... etc.

Feb. 28 2012 08:34 AM

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