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Podcast marks International Women’s Day

The fourth in our human rights series focuses on women in Libya. It features Sara Maziq, the co-founder of the Libyan Civil Society Organisation and Women 4 Libya, and Elham Saudi, co-founder and Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya.

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This audio download is introduced by the FCO’s Minister with responsibility for human rights policy Jeremy Browne.

Sara and Elham offer unique perspectives on developments over the last year. A former investment banker, Sara quit her job in Dubai to devote herself full-time to the uprising against the Qaddafi regime. Meanwhile, Elham used her expertise to help in the reform of the Libyan legal system. Offering insights into wide-ranging experiences of girls and women in Libya, they picture a future that is both challenging and hopeful.

The podcast is available to download via our website or iTunes.

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Published 8 March 2012