Libya

National Caucus for Fezzan | Libya © Krzysztof and Małgorzata Pacuła
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Date modified: 1 July 2020

Libya is a challenging environment for civil society actors, and the recent escalation in violence has further threatened democratic progress and much civil society work has had to cease. There are few independent civil society actors in Libya and many have faced intimidation and violence from parties to the conflict.


EED approach and added value

  • Engage with activists in exile who maintain strong links inside country
  • Provide flexible support to nascent civic groups that have difficulty operating due to the security environment

Examples of supported initiatives

  • Initiatives promoting defence of human rights and democracy
  • Civic education initiatives related to the constitution-making process
  • Start-up funding for pilot civic projects in key cities (given that the country is being held together not by a central government but by local authorities)
  • Independent media still operating from within the country

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