Four-Day, UN-Organized Workshop “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” in Cairo
Cairo, 01 November 2014
A workshop under the theme “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” opened in Cairo on the weekend. Women members of the Libyan Parliament and the Constitution Drafting-Assembly, as well as other women activists from Libya took part in the four-day event, organized by the Women’s Empowerment Section of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), UN Development Programme (UNDP) Libya and UN Women Regional Office of Arab States.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Bernardino Leon participated in the opening session on Saturday 01 November. He encouraged the participants in the workshop to take part in the political dialogue, which the United Nations is facilitating end the crisis in Libya, and in the political and constitution-drafting process. Mr. Leon also responded to questions from participants about the dialogue and the role of UNSMIL in supporting women.
The workshop was opened by Selva Ramachandran, director of UNDP in Libya, Samira Al-Tuwaijiri, regional director of UN Women in Cairo, and Magda Elsanousi, director of UNSMIL’s Women’s Empowerment Section.
Libya’s representative to the Arab League, Ashour Bourashed, and Omar Bouzeid Al-Sanussi, a representative of Libyan Foreign Ministry, also attended the opening session.