(Photo: Guests with Gender Concerns Libya Head of Operations Nyghat Siddique, (center left), Director Sabra Bano (center) and Ambassador Nataliya Apostolova, Head of the EU Delegation to Libya (right), releasing candles at a Tripoli event in March to celebrate International Women's Day and the offical launch of the Dastoor project.)
In Libya's democratic transition, a gender equal constitution is crucial to improve gender equality. To break down the barriers of gender roles, it is important to secure equal rights in the Libyan constitution and ensure these rights are implemented. Gender is a social construct and equal rights are needed.
Launched on International Women's Day 2014, the Dastoor project works towards a gender equal constitution. This project, supported by the European Union, gives ownership to local initiatives through networking, capacity building, dialogue, lobbying and advocacy.
Of course we still have our main Gender Concerns Facebook page and Twitter account, but all are invited to vist and "like" our Dastoor project Facebook page for updates and photos from our efforts supporting Libyan women in drafting the future of their country.
Also follow our Dastoor project on Twitter to show support of gender-equal constitutional development in Libya.
Libya Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/LibyaEqualConst