Alaa Murabit (Libya)
Alaa Murabit is a champion for women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation in Libya and around the world. 
Dr. Alaa Murabit speaks during the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 20, 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

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.

Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program works to analyze how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. The program informs policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public about issues related to gender equality and U.S. foreign policy through scholarship, roundtable discussions, briefings, and the Women Around the World blog.

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Despite growing international recognition of women’s role in security, their representation in peace and security processes has lagged.
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Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge.
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