Women in Libya: Now What?
By English Libya TV on August 23, 2011
[As women emerge from the shadows of Muammar Qaddafi’s repressive 40-year rule, how will their lives and futures be affected by the Libyan revolution? While it’s hard to predict, American-Libyan blogger Yusra Tekbali spent time in Libya interviewing women activists and leaders and has some unique insights on their perspective.--Mona]
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Many of the Libyan women we interviewed tried to change society from within, but were repeatedly bogged down by the bureaucracy and corruption in the law, saying the regime’s tight restrictions and constant interference were a constant threat. As Salha, a former employee in the oil and gas sector put it, corrupt officials and unpredictable laws meant “your business, your life, everything you work for can be here one day and gone the next.”