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Zahra' Langhi:
Why Libya's revolution didn't work — and what might

TEDxWomen 2012 · 9:48 · Filmed Dec 2012
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Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work — and what might
9:48 · Filmed December 2012 at TEDxWomen 2012 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

In Libya, Zahra' Langhi was part of the "days of rage" movement that helped topple the dictator Gaddafi. But — then what? In their first elections, Libyans tried an innovative slate of candidates, the "zipper ballot," that ensured equal representation from men and women of both sides. Yet the same gridlocked politics of dominance and exclusion won out. What Libya needs now, Langhi suggests, is collaboration, not competition; compassion, not rage.

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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. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxWomen 2012, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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