Women’s Multidimensional Insecurities Amidst the Shrinking Civil Society Space in Yemen and Libya

21 September 14.00-15.00

Palais des Nation, Geneva, Room xxvii

The armed conflicts in Libya and Yemen have a grave and disproportionate impact on women and girls, who face “multidimensional insecurities”. Additionally, as armed violence and the absence of rule of law continue to grow, local efforts of women activists and women-led civil society organisations have been jeopardised by the so-called “shrinking civil society space”.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) are honored to host a delegation of women activists from Libya and Yemen with the aim of providing constructive analysis of how global policies and international responses are manifesting locally and, in particular, how they are disproportionately affecting Libyan and Yemeni women and women-led local civil society.

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