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March 13 2013

Real War on Women: Libyan Women Still Struggle for Freedom

Emily Wismer


According to the Associated Press, women in Libya increasingly face violence and restricted freedoms. A recent article describes one woman’s struggles:

“On her way back from her job as a lecturer at a university near Tripoli, Libyan poet Aicha Almagrabi was stopped by a group of bearded militiamen. They kicked her car, beat up her driver and threatened to do the same to her. Her offense: being alone in a car with men without a male relative as a guardian…"I said, I teach male students, so should I bring a male guardian with me to classroom?" she told The Associated Press… Almagrabi said one student recently told her she shouldn't be giving lectures because a woman's voice is "awra" — too intimate and shameful to be exposed in public.”

To learn more about Almagrabi’s cause and the real war on Libyan women, click here.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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