Zahra' Langhi is the cofounder of Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP), a movement advocating for women’s socio-political empowerment and peace-building.
Zahra’ Langhi is a gender specialist, civil society strategist, political activist advocating for peace, human rights and women’s leadership, scholar, and researcher in the field of Middle Eastern history, metaphysics, mysticism, and female spirituality in comparative religions.
She is the cofounder of Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP), a pressure group/movement advocating for women’s socio-political empowerment and peace-building. In conjunction with Karama and the UN Women, she coordinated the Libyan Women’s Political Empowerment (LWPE) program, aimed at empowering women in Libya to become active participants and leaders of political, economic, and social reforms, and to ensure that gender equality and women’s rights are fully integrated in democratic transition, including in governance processes, legislation, and policies. Langhi led LWPP’s initiative of lobbying for the introduction of the zipper list (alternation of males and females in political parties) in the election law, which has secured 17.5 of the seats in the National Congress.
Langhi co-produced and presented a TV program on the elections of the National Congress and the democratic transition in Libya.
"... would love to see this be the next revolutionary spark in the mideast."Brandon Nelson, commenting on TEDxWomen.org
“Mercy instead of revenge, collaboration instead of competition, inclusion instead of exclusion — these are the ideals that a war-torn Libya needs desperately.”
“Peace has an alchemy: … the intertwining, the alternation, between the feminine and masculine perspectives.”