Libya's population is currently estimated to be around 5.5 million, with a GDP in 2002 of .1 billion.Libya's economy is heavily state centralized and based primarily on the hydrocarbons sector.For more information on VLW, or for a greater understanding of the current challenges faced by Libyan women today and possible solutions for the future, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” It is a shocking reminder of our own human fallibility that in 2011 this has not yet been accomplished and in many cases is not even approached with any legitimacy.There are several rival governments competing for legitimacy in Libya, where a 2011 revolution overthrew longtime leader Muammar el-Qaddafi. N.-backed Government of National Accord, led by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, is based in Tripoli, while the eastern government is led by Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri and overseen by Khalifa Haftar, an influential military general.A third administration calling itself the National Salvation government has also recently claimed to have taken control of several of the U. See Newsweek that the ban is “appalling” and that she has received reports of high-ranking women fleeing the country through unofficial routes.“We’ve lost many of our friends who stood against Islamist militias and radical Salafis—we lost many of our friends, [but] not to get this in return,” says Langhi, speaking via telephone from Aswan, Egypt.
Eastern Libya’s military government has banned women under the age of 60 from traveling abroad alone, prompting an outcry from women’s rights activists in the North African country.Private sector activity remains extremely limited, as it has been strongly discouraged by the regime, and at certain times outlawed.As a result, the bloated state sector is the largest employer.“We believe in the importance of having an inclusive democracy, gender equality, [and] a civil state, but this is what we are getting.” Libyan women take part in a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Muammar el-Qaddafi, at the Martyrs' Square in the capital Tripoli, on February 17.One of Langhi’s close friends, the prominent Libyan women’s rights activist, Salwa Bugaighis, was assassinated in Benghazi in 2014 by unknown assailants on the day of the country’s general election. Langhi says the ban is evidence of the rise of “so-called quietist Salafism” in eastern Libya.Although VLW has grown considerably since its founding, we remain a youth-led organization and have a strong base in our hometown of Zawia.As a group of young Libyan women from different backgrounds, our ultimate goal is to advocate for an increased investment into one of Libya’s greatest resources which unfortunately has yet to receive the attention it deserves: women. Register in seconds to find new friends, share photos, live chat and be part of a great community!You can share photos, chat with new people, meet girls, meet boys, find girlfriend and find boyfriend.The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW) was initially founded in August 2011 as a result of the February 17 Revolution which renewed not only our hope for equality in Libya, but also renewed the hope of the Libyan society as a whole in their basic human rights, including women’s rights.This hope quickly translated into action, which VLW believes is the best method for any concrete improvement with regards to women’s rights.