Libya, MENA
Dr. Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit

“A global understanding of violence against women and an examination of the current obstacles and potential solutions is essential in addressing the rights of women and creating a society in which they are active and equal partners. Women’s rights is not a local or regional demand, it is needed, internationally, now more than ever. Our world is on the edge, and there is no greater strategy than the full social, political and economic empowerment of all women everywhere. Women are the key to conflict resolution and sustainable peace building. They are community leaders, who will strengthen the building blocks of society from the top down and the bottom up. Economically, women reinvest into their communities, families and ultimately into the human capital that will drive tomorrow’s growth. Politically, women’s fiscal wisdom and strong sense of community responsibility leads to a focus on health and education, and corruption rates are significantly lower.It is only through the creation of a global body to address violence against women, which will examine the current disparities which exist in theory and implementation and ensure that women, regardless of national boundaries, culture or language, are heard and their concerns addressed. I am in favor of a global binding norm on VAW.”

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