United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on the 16 Days of Activism to Combat Violence against Women and Girls - News Summed Up

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Statement on the 16 Days of Activism to Combat Violence against Women and Girls


The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) joins the world in supporting the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls in its various forms has been on the rise in Libya. This includes verbal, physical, or sexual violence, so-called ‘honour crimes,’ and as many women activists have told us, online violence against women. Anecdotal information and data shows that women are victims of online violence including receiving inappropriate messages, hate speech and blackmailing. The Mission encourages all authorities to promote an environment that respects freedom of expression and combats hate speech and violence against women and girls.


Source: Libya Today November 25, 2022 19:38 UTC



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