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Women: The Libyan Rebellion’s Secret Weapon

April 6, 2012

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They helped overthrow Qaddafi by smuggling arms and spying on the government. Now the women of Libya are fighting for a greater voice in society By Joshua HammerPhotographs by Michael Christopher BrownSmithsonian magazine, April 2012 They helped overthrow the regime, but can they overcome tradition and win their share of political clout? (Here: Women rally […]

Libya’s Girl Executioners and Gun-Brandishing Newscasters

September 7, 2011

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September 6th, 2011 Tasnim Nisreen Mansour al Forgani, centre, with fellow Gaddafi female militia members. She is now under armed rebel guard in a Tripoli hospital. Picture: AFP Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, as we see male political and military leaders taking the most visible roles in armed conflicts, promoting the tendency […]

Libya’s Girl Executioners and Gun-Brandishing Newscasters

September 7, 2011

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September 6th, 2011 Tasnim Nisreen Mansour al Forgani, centre, with fellow Gaddafi female militia members. She is now under armed rebel guard in a Tripoli hospital. Picture: AFP Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, as we see male political and military leaders taking the most visible roles in armed conflicts, promoting the […]

Misrata nurses battle for gender equality amid the fighting

July 29, 2011

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Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to work Chris Stephen in Misrata guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Nurses at hospital in besieged Libyan rebel city of Misrata examine X-ray of wounded fighter. Photograph: Irina Kalashnikova  The female nurses have a simple rule: […]

Misrata nurses battle for gender equality amid the fighting

July 29, 2011

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Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to work Chris Stephen in Misrata guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Nurses at hospital in besieged Libyan rebel city of Misrata examine X-ray of wounded fighter. Photograph: Irina Kalashnikova  The female nurses have a simple rule: […]