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Transforming Lives

Libyan youth on DisTour bus

Young activists in Libya took to the road to help youth better navigate the roadmap of the country’s transition from dictatorship to democrac

National Awareness Movement film festival

What does “human rights” mean? More importantly, what does it mean to me?

GNC President Mohammed Magerief visits the Mafqood Center.

When Mohammed Magarief, president of Libya's General National Congress, attended the opening of the Mafqood Center for Missing Persons on Dec. 17, 2012, he provided a DNA sample to help in the search for his brother, Azzat, who has been missing since the 1990s.

OTI supports women's empowerment in Libya.

In March 2013, the unthinkable happened in Benghazi—a group of female leaders from six cities gathered to talk about women’s involvement in drafting the new constitution, ending violence and discrimination against women, and conducting grassroots advocacy campaigns to protect women’s rights.

A training on strategic communications opens dialogue between government and constituents.

Benghazi is the birthplace of Libya’s revolution, but it’s also home to the new government’s growing pains. The Benghazi Local Council (BLC) is popularly elected but has been slow to deliver services, risking a crisis in confidence that could ultimately undermine the momentum of the country’s political transition. To counter this trend, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) recently supported an effort to provide local government officials in Benghazi with tools to communicate and connect with communities.


Last updated: October 25, 2013

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