Libya granted women new constitutional rights – then took them away again!

Published: 1/May/2017
Source: Al Bawaba

Libyan women’s rights campaigners have angrily taken to Twitter after the committee responsible for their country’s new constitution backtracked on a major issue.

While a previous draft of Libya’s long-awaited constitution had allowed women to pass on their nationality to their children, the latest version has removed that provision, sparking outrage online.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Libya
Year: 2017