The Women and Youth Empowerment Forum, in partnership with a number of civil society organizations from across Libya, has launched an illustrated guide entitled "We Can Be" aimed at changing stereotypes around women in Libya.
The publication of this manual is part of the UK-funded IWPR (Institute of War & Peace Reporting) project ´´Antea Raeda´´ (You Are A Pioneer), which includes a coalition of 8 organizations: the Southern Women’s Union, the Libyan Organization for Development, the ‘’I am a Libyan Woman and My Child Is a Foreigner’’ , For You Libya, the Women Forum for Development, Organization Dihya for Development, Nataj Organization, and Women and Youth Empowerment Forum of course.
The Alliance of ‘’Women Pioneers of Libya’’ seeks to highlight the achievements and contributions of Libyan women in various fields through videos, campaigns on social media, and meetings with decision makers and media.
The project also involved training the participating organizations on a set of essential skills to build advocacy, through nine training videos on topics such as fundraising, communication and writing project proposals.
To learn more about this project, visit the Forum’s Facebook page.
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.