The Voice of Libyan Women regrets to inform you that our Zawia women’s center premises was the subject of unfortunate vandalism on the night of January 15th 2013. We unfortunately do not know the perpetrators or whether the event was intentional but are seeking the assistance of our local council, as well as our local military officials to ensure that the issue is resolved.
The Women’s Center in Zawia is a learning space for women and girls of the community – free lessons include Cooking Classes, Quran Classes, Language Classes, and assisting women in their own at – home businesses. We also encourage discussions related to current events and peace building dialogue. The center is used by over 10 local Civil Society Organizations for their weekly meetings, workshops and events at no cost. It is also home to a Children’s Sanctuary run by the local NGO “Mother’s of Martyrs”, and is utilized by over 300 local Zawian women.
The Zawia Women’s Center, supported in part by the Finnish Government, has been a place for support for mothers, wives and sisters of martyrs, who lost their lives in support of our great February 17th revolution. It is also the only Center which exists out of a major city. We thank the Zawian local council, military officials and community who have been endlessly supportive of this endeavor.
The Voice of Libyan Women are the organizers of “International Purple Hijab Day“.
We thank you all for you sincere support, and hope that the success of Zawian women, and Libyan women as a whole, continues. For more information on the Women’s Center, or any other VLW initiatives, please contact info(at)vlwlibya.org or you can use our contact page .