Zahra' Langhi

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

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDxWomen 2012
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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.

Zahra' Langhi
/ Activist

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.

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