A medical doctor by training, Alaa Murabit founded the Voice of Libyan Women, a nonprofit aimed at empowering those caught in the conflict in Libya. She is one of seventeen Sustainable Development Goal advocates appointed by the UN secretary-general, and serves as the executive director of Phase Minus 1, a firm focused on conflict resolution, inclusive security, and peacebuilding. She served on the UN advisory group for the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which is dedicated to increasing women's participation in peace and security processes around the world.
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