Libyan Network Member Alaa Murabit Named Trust Women Hero Award Finalist

   •    November 19, 2012

Alaa Murabit speaks about her disappointment with the transitional government and her hopes for Libya’s political future.

Congratulations to Alaa Murabit of Libya on being named a finalist for the Trust Women Hero Award! Alaa is 1 of 9 chosen from 170 nominated women from all over the world.

Alaa became well known as an activist opposed to the Qaddafi regime after she and several friends created a YouTube video supporting the revolution. Through the organization she founded, the Voice of Libyan Women, Alaa organized “One Voice: The First International Women’s Conference in Libya.” At this historic event that took place in November 2011, women presented their recommendations to 60 members of the National Transitional Government.

In February 2012, Alaa, a member of our Women Waging Peace Network, traveled to DC with Inclusive Security to meet with Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and discuss the political transition process in Libya.

The Trust Women Hero Award

Part of the Trust Women Conference, the Trust Women Award is a joint venture between Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Herald Tribune. The award celebrates an innovator whose work has helped women defend and advance their rights.

The Trust Women Advisory Board will judge nominees on the groundbreaking nature of their work, its impact, and scalability. The winner will be acknowledged through Reuters and International Herald Tribune channels and will be profiled in the Tribune. She’ll also receive a cash prize of $5,000 to further her work.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Dec. 4, 2012, in London.

Pari Farmani is the development and network coordinator at The Institute for Inclusive Security. She works to maintain a sense of community among Women Waging Peace Network members. She also connects them to resources to assist them in resolving conflict and building peace in their home countries.

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