1325 Network in Libya

March 2014

The 1325 Network is the first civil society Network in Libya that gathers diverse groups of organizations and individual male and female activists to work specifically on women peace and security in the country. The network was initiated by the Together We Build organization who took the role to administrate and raise funds for the network; the Idea of establishing a network of organizations in Libya is to promote for women peace and security, the core of the network was first started late 2012 and was officially launched in March 2014. On the day of  launching the network, more than 21 organizations from all over Libya alongside 30 activists  had joined the network  .

1325 Network objectives

  • raising awareness and advocating for UNSCR 1325 women peace and security in Libya.

  • enhancing the contribution of civil society organizations in advocating for the implementation ofUNSCR 1325

  • Monitoring UNSCR 1325 implementation in Libya.

  • Advocating to the government to adopt a National Action Plan (NAP) through the recommendations of the 1325 civil society monitoring groups.

The work of the 1325 Network in Libya focus on: 

1) Training : The network organize training on UNSCR 1325, women peace and security, gender in conflict, peace and conflict, these training all across Libya that targets local civil society organizations and community leaders and activists. Photos below featuring the 1325 Network focal points in Tripoli, Bengazi (East), Albayda (East), Yefren (West) and Sabha(South)…


2) Advocacy : The advocacy work of the network targets national decision makers and international community to Libya, promoting for women in mediation, negotiations and security sector reform. On a national level our advocacy targets prime minister office, ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of defense, and ministry of interior. Also the constitution drafting assembly.

3) Monitoring the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Libya: The 1325 Network in Libya worked on and developed  the first civil society monitoring report on the implementation of UNSCR 1325, that was part of the annual global women count report. The full report is available here.


4) Raising public awareness about  UNSCR 1325 and women peace and security in Libya:  1325 your number in peace building campaign

The campaign raises awareness on the UNSCR 1325 and women peace and security through summarizing and  translating the resolution into a simple Libyan local context to be understandable by grassroots women and men, and the national decision makers in Libya.

The campaign involved:

I) Broadcasting a video of the summarized and translated UNSCR1325, through national TV channel(s) and social media. The video is available here.

II) Distribution of about 5000 copies of note booklets which have been designed to include in its inside cover a summary of UNSCR1325 translated in the Libyan context; these note books were distribute on civil society organizations, University students and women in the administration, and school teachers.