This brief draws particular attention to women’s experiences in Libya in the context of political and security developments in the past two years. It also highlights opportunities that the international community lost for sustaining and implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) agenda on Women, Peace and Security.
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Religious extremism is spreading throughout the Middle East and Muslim majority contexts, with profound consequences for social, regional, and global security. The response by many countries has been primarily militarized. There has been far less emphasis on the root causes and social effects of the broader phenomenon of rising religious extremism, especially in non-violent forms. […]
ICAN is a US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to support civil society activism in promoting women’s rights, peace and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political space.