Jurists without Chains (JWC) has recently launched a charter of Honour on "Women’s Participation in Political Life and Peace-making" which was signed by a number of political leaders and activists, decision-makers and opinion leaders in Libya. The Charter aims at reaching a politically and morally binding text to strengthen the status of women and their role in political life and the construction of peace which cannot be achieved if women are excluded from the political scene.
The Charter consists of ten basic points that serve and contribute to the development of Libya in various fields, and to its stability and security. These points would also ensure peaceful coexistence of all components of the Libyan people. These points are:
Earlier in July, JWC had organized two sessions on the preparation of “Charters of Honour” and their role in changing policies, in cooperation with international human rights trainer and expert Mohamed Hamdan from Palestine. Mr. Hamdan shared his experiences and knowledge remotely through the Internet.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.