Dating and marriage in libya


The new constitution should also explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender, sex, pregnancy, and marital status, among other categories.

It should require the legislature to pass laws that prevent and prohibit discrimination by state and private parties, allow courts to strike down discriminatory policies, and give those affected by it an effective remedy.

But now there are some who think it is time for women to go home.” Women’s more visible role in society did not end with the overthrow of Gaddafi.An elderly woman, Nowara proudly displayed her voter registration card around her neck and waved Libya’s new flag while people approached her to pay their respects.She had become an icon due to her steadfast participation in the protests that started the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi.The 2012 GNC electoral law included a requirement that each party run an equal number of male and female candidates.© 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch Libyans are in the midst of dramatic change, trying to build a new political system after 42 years of dictatorship.Despite the social pressures on some women to refrain from political participation, many women played a crucial role in the protests that began in Benghazi in February 2011 and then sparked the uprising that led to Gaddafi’s fall.

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