After the 2011 revolution, the new Libyan authorities launched a political and constitutional debate, which focused, inter alia, on democracy and the role of women in the new order. The autonomous initiatives of women’s associations, which demanded female quotas and equal rights, is an important aspect of the post-revolution reality and highlights the contradictions between the cultural conditions and the policies of the authoritarian past in a society that for the most part aspires for equal rights, the nature of its neopatriarchy notwithstanding. In this article, the authors analyze the historical trajectory of the women’s claims and the contributions of the women’s associations to the constitutional debate for women’s rights. Women’s activism has characterized this new era, one full of incongruities, such as the opposition of past ideas against innovative, more modernist, progressive ones.
|Titolo:||The Struggle of the Women’s Movements in Neo-patriarchal Libya|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|