By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 8 May 2014:
The UN organized a workshop entitled “Women’s Dialogue” at the Corinthia hotel, Tripoli today. The event . . .[restrict]was attended by both the (female) Deputy Ministers of Information and Culture.
Introducing the event, Majda Senussi, the head of the Women’s Support Unit of the UN said that the aim of the event was to encourage Libyan women’s participation in the political, social and economic process in building the new Libya. There are still challenges and there is a need for debate as part of women being full Libyan citizens, she added.
Women must overcome all challenges and overcome barriers facing them in Libya. Post February 17th the women’s movement was strong in placing and empowering Libyan women fully in society, she explained.
Debate is aimed at achieving positive change, and not just for the sake of debate, Senussi emphasized. There was a call by Libyans to change the role of Libyan women from their traditional historic role.
During the workshop, Senussi said that participants had to identify and target those key decision-makers or influencers in Libyan society that Libyan women need to debate with as well as set priorities and set strategies.
We hope to arrive at a work plan so as to distribute roles and jobs between the participants, she explained.
This process will be repeated in Benghazi and Sebha, Senussi added. [/restrict]