International Women’s Day Celebration and Launching Ceremony of the “Libya for Peace” Campaign, 8 March 2018


Announcements from CNBC Africa and UNSMIL twitter

The “Libya for Peace” Campaign was launched on International Women’s Day held in cooperation with the General Authority for Culture and the support of the United Nations.

GhassanSalame addressing the launch of ‘#Libya for #Peace Campaign (photo from UNSMIL twitter)

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Question for this article

Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?

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“Libya for Peace” Campaign aims at promoting a culture of peace and peaceful coexistence and highlighting the role of women in peacemaking.

This Campaign was initiated by a group of Libyan women after a series of meetings and conferences that resulted in the nomination of seven women from different regions of Libya as coordinators of the campaign.

This inaugural ceremony is the first of several activities to highlight the general plan of the “Libya for Peace” Campaign and the Women’s Peace Document that emerged from the Libyan Women’s Peace Conference held in Montreux, Switzerland, in September 2015.

Opening Remarks:

•       Coordinators of the “Libya for Peace” Campaign

•       Dr. Hassan Ewneis, Director of the General Authority for Culture

•       Dr. Asma Alosta, Minister of State for Women Affairs and Social Development

•       Dr. Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).