Gender violence

Libya: Zahra Langhi, women under attack, fight continues - Politics -

Langhi, whose movement was created in 2011 with over 100 women from various sector of civil society, said that the North African country, ''from North to South, from East to West'' is experiencing daily ''assassinations, kidnappings, abuse and rape'', also ''by ''Islamic militias''.

Libyan women, the activist said on the sidelines of the Aswan International Women Festival, which has just wrapped up, ''started the revolution but we did not fight to reach this''.

Today's Libya, she stressed, is a no man's land. ''There is no rule of law, no Constitution and the Serraj government - which is internationally recognized - is very weak and does not control the territory. And women pay the highest price''.

Many activists, including Langhi, had to leave the country.

16 March 2017 USIP publication

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Sexual harassment common for women in Knesset

Women in the Israeli Knesset complain of sexual harassment:

Israel's parliament, the Knesset, has 120 members.
Thirty-two of them are women - and almost all say they've been sexually assaulted or harassed.
A new report from Channel 2, a CNN affiliate in Israel, says that 28 female Knesset members from across the political spectrum have faced sexual harassment - a year after Israelis elected more women to serve in the Knesset than ever before.
A handful of male Israeli politicians and high-ranking members of the Israel Defense Forces have been accused of sexual misconduct in recent years.

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