Libya’s gender wars: the revolution within the revolution

TitleLibya’s gender wars: the revolution within the revolution
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsJohn, Ronald Bruce St.
JournalThe Journal of North African Studies
Start Page888
Pagination888 - 906
Date Published10/2017

In the course of the February 17 Revolution that overthrew the 42-year-old Muammar al-Qaddafi regime, Libyan women played new and unfamiliar roles in a traditionally conservative Muslim society. In post-Qaddafi Libya, women have struggled to retain and grow the rights and responsibilities many of them thought they had won in the course of the revolution. Faced with a conservative backlash that threatens to restrict or deny fundamental rights, Libyan women are engaged in a revolution within the revolution, fighting for socioeconomic and political empowerment and gender equality. 

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