VIDEO: “I’m not afraid.” Alaa Murabit at the Women in the World Summit

   •    May 6, 2013

Alaa Murabit was on the “Most Wanted” list of female activists during the revolution in her hometown of Zawia, Libya. Undeterred, she travels the world and her country demanding that Libyan women have a say in governing their new democracy.

“This is not just women fighting for women. This is society fighting for society.” Alaa told 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl at this year’s Women in the World Summit. She said, “I’m not afraid.”

Alaa draws inspiration from the “phenomenally brave” women who led the Libyan revolution in 2011. Stirred by their example, her organization—The Voice of Libyan Women—raises awareness for critical issues such as domestic violence and increasing women’s political participation.

Alaa is one of the many women who inspire us. See why.

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