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“Our Rights are Fundamental to Peace”

Expand Sarah Jamal Ahmed, a 24-year-old sociologist who was one of the activists during the 2011 uprising in Sanaa, stands by posters of dead protesters posted in the streets. © 2012 Panos/Abbie Trayler-Smith The revolution made us proud to be there on the front line and men were forced to accept us. But now there are some who think it is time for women to go home. —Salwa Bughaighis, lawyer and human rights activist, Benghazi, Libya, July 2012[i] In 2011, women were at the forefront as the Arab Spring erupted in Libya, organizing and demanding their rights to have a voice in their country’s…

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