She added that “as the country is on the verge of organizing national election for CDA she finds the workshop extremely timely, providing her with an opportunity to gain knowledge on the constitution-making process, systems of government and governance, and the rights of minority groups and women in constitution” and thanked UNDP for its timely support.
As part of its backing to the transition to democracy process in Libya, UNDP has supported a wide array of awareness raising, dialogues, round table discussions with civil society and academic community. Additionally, UNDP has provided support to civil society with a focus on outreach and civic education, including support to women’s participation in constitution-making process through facilitating local dialogue sessions for women throughout the country.
Moreover, UNDP has worked jointly with UNSMIL to organize targeted skills building initiatives in the areas of advocacy, lobbying and campaigning for female CDA candidates.
In 2014, UNDP will continue to support Libyans in their participation in constitution-making process through a series of targeted activities, including this workshop. Dr. Reida El Oakley, candidate for Toubreg, El-Mukhaili and Guppa, concludes by saying, “The course will help me in my future efforts to serve the Libyan people.”