Arming Women for Peace in Libya Alaa Murabit

2015 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 26, 2015

Libyan activist Alaa Murabit shows us how ongoing conflict has affected daily life in her country. She stresses the importance of acknowledging and integrating local communities in peaceful solutions, and focuses on the key role women in particular should play in peacebuilding. Murabit shares how her organization, the Voice of Libyan Women, organized the largest grassroots campaign in the country to address security issues, the cycle of violence, and the rights of women. She emphasizes that by creating cohesive and cooperative societies, rather than ones divided into factions, Libya can achieve peace and stability.