The campaign “You are missing the full picture” aims to highlight the international
community’s very gender blind approach to Libyan women’s right in meaningfully
participation in the political and peace building process. Since 2014 the international
community, especially the UN mission to Libya (UNSMIL), became the main leading
actor on facilitating, mediation and designing the peace building process in Libya.
Despite the leadership role of UNSMIL on organizing the high level political meetings,
Libyan women were barely present in any of these meetings.
This campaign was designed to show examples of the most important meetings
organized or attended by a number of states and UNSMIL, to illustrate the limited efforts
being made to include women in such important political meetings. So, the message
which the campaign aims to deliver is that “all Libyan national issues are pure Libyan
womens’ issues, and vice versa, Libyan women’s issues are Libyan national issues.” As
such, calling on the UNSMIL and states to truly implement international law relevant to
women’s rights, through supporting meaningful inclusion of Libyan women in the whole
peace process, makes absolute sense.