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Alaa Murabit - "The Voice of Libyan Women" about the European responsibility

August 21st, 2017
topic:Women's rights
by:Nicole Sagener
located in:Libya
tags:Alaa Murabit, EDD17, Sustainable Development Goals, The Voice of Libyan Women

Alaa Murabit is many things - founder of The Voice of Libyan Women, a SDG Global Advocate, a Doctor, a Ashoka Fellow, an UN Women Advisor. But first and foremost she is a firm believer in global partnerships and collaboration. FairPlanet spoke with her at the European Development Days 2017 in Brussels.

Her strong faith is a core part of Alaa Murabit's identity. When she moved in the young age of 15 from Canada to Libya - having already completed the high school - she was surprised how the tenets of Islam were used to severely limit women's rights, independence and ability to lead. Should religion really be a doctrine? With an incredible passion, humor and a refreshingly rebellious spirt, Alaa Murabit empowers women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation across the world.

With FairPlanet she spoke about how the Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved for all as it is merely a matter of the political will of all of us.

Article written by:
Nicole Sagener
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Alaa Murabit: Medical Doctor, Peace Expert, Women's rights activist and founder of the Organization "The Voice of Libyan Women"
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