Inaugural meeting of conservative women’s group

The first meeting of a socially conservative, young women’s group has said it wants to ensure the role of women in building Libya as an Islamic state.

Meeting for the first time today at the Fahaty Hall in Tripoli's Ben Ashur district, the Pen Movement drew together some 25 women, almost all dressed in black abayas, to discuss women’s rights from an Islamic perspective.
The group “is concerned with raising cultural awareness among young women from an Islamic basis,” one of the organisers, 20-year-old political science student Muna Al-Shareef told the

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