— The women of Libya are at a stage between hopes for more rights and
fears about the possibility of civil war. After the overthrow of the
regime of Col. ,
women are voicing their hopes for bigger roles in politics and society.
In Tripoli, meetings are held weekly — either in private households or
some of the bigger hotels — to discuss strategies to be heard.
Some of this organizing has been encouraged and financed by some
nongovernmental organizations in the West and through conferences
sponsored by Western embassies. But the fears are firmly Libyan.
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