Women and Youth as Bridge Builders: Strengthening Resilience in Libya

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Human Security Collective is working with Cordaid and eight Libyan partners to enable women’s leadership and political participation in Libya. This three-year project (2016-2019) is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Dutch National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security). The long-term goal of this project is to contribute to an enabling environment for women’s participation and empowerment in Libya, allowing women to play a role as bridge builders to increase human security and contribute to a culture of peace.

Cordaid, Human Security Collective and, at the time, Women Peacemakers Program chose to work on all three specific goals within the framework of the approved NAP 1325 III. Together with our local partners we guarantee contextualized methodologies to ensure a safe way to achieve these goals. 
The three specific goals are:
  1. Better protection for women and girls in conflict and post- conflict situations from violence and violations of their rights;
  2. Subvert harmful underlying gender norms, which are obstacles to sustainable peace
  3. Ensure that women have equal leverage in conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, relief and recovery at all levels and that their efforts are acknowledged and supported.

To obtain our objective of meaningful participation we instigate effective parallel processes of capacity building of key actors, lobby and advocacy to engage key actors and policies, and information and knowledge sharing.

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