Civil and political rights - Libya

The Status of Women Human Rights Defenders in Libya

20.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This research paper aims to highlight the situation of WHRDs in Libya as it looks in depth into elaborating the Libyan WHRDs struggle and fight to enter the political landscape despite the socio-cultural and political instability, along with the domination of available platforms by nationalistic and patriarchal discourses which leaves WHRDs no space whatsoever.

The paper provides cases in which violent attacks took place against WHRDs by the State apparatus and non-state actors which proves the lack of national protection policy and vulnerability of Libyan WHRDs.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Hana Farhat and Sawsan Abou Zahr
  • Publishing house : The regional coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 21
  • Language : English and Arabic


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