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April 2013 

Pen Movement womens group in Tripoli

The first meeting of a socially conservative, young women’s group has said it wants to ensure the role of women in building Libya as an Islamic state.

Meeting for the first time today at the Fahaty Hall in Tripoli’s Ben Ashur district, the Pen Movement drew together some 25 women, almost all dressed in black abayas, to discuss women’s rights from an Islamic perspective.

The group “is concerned with raising cultural awareness among young women from an Islamic basis,” one of the organisers, 20-year-old political science student Muna Al-Shareef told the Libya Herald.

“Libyan women should be aware of their value and the huge role they can play in building society,” Al-Shareef said.

Pen Movement, which was established in January, already has 90 members and volunteers.

Further meetings are planned.

Source: Libya Herald 

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