Posts Tagged ‘women’

Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:02
Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said...

Libyan women call for more involvement in politics

  • 13 December 2017 - 12:31
Libyan women call for more involvement in politics

28 leading Libyan women discussed in a two-day consultative meeting, organized by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the impact of women's participation in the political life in Libya. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special...

Saudi Arabia lifts driving ban on women

  • 27 September 2017 - 09:21
Saudi Arabia lifts driving ban on women

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested...