On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Libya Academy for Advanced Studies organized a dialogue session in its hall in the city of Benghazi entitled: (The role of women in building the family and society).
The session was prepared and supervised by Ms. Sarah Al-Talhi.
It was moderated by the media personality, Ms. Ikram Rajab.
Ms. Ghalia Al-Shalmani, Director General of the Libya Foundation for Orphan Sponsorship, participated, speaking about the Foundation’s role in supporting orphans, helping widows and divorced women, and providing psychological and financial support through donations from charitable people on various occasions.
Ms. Hamida Al-Obaidi, Coordinator of the Social Committee of the Ayadina Association, spoke about the association’s role and efforts in supporting divorced women, and providing food baskets to this group and other women with limited income, and stressed the need to educate families, end the problems of underage marriage, and reduce the problems of divorce.
Professor Zainab Al-Houni, a “consensus researcher,” participated, pointing out the most important obstacles and obstacles that she faces when comprehensively researching widows, and trying to provide assistance to them who suffer from family problems with their husband’s family regarding housing and pension.
Ms. Ihsan Bin Ali – director of the Generation and Resala School and former program designer – also spoke about the problems of divorce, the violence that accompanies it, violence, ignorance of peaceful guidance methods, and the absence of family guidance and the governmental role.
The intervention of Professor Salmeen Al-Aqouri – health official at the Libya Foundation for Orphans and Widows – was about providing the necessary health treatment for orphans and widows, and the necessity of assisting and rehabilitating them and providing first aid courses, the foundations of nursing and other skills to help them find decent job opportunities, in the absence of governments.
Ms. Najia Al-Araibi, Director of Warehouses for the Libya Foundation for Orphans and Widows, spoke about the Foundation’s role in providing important and basic things for the home, such as electrical machines, heating, gas, and refrigerators, and providing them with all their necessary needs, in the absence of governments.
The meeting concluded that Libyan women excelled in serving society through charitable work, family guidance, taking the hands of widows and divorced women, whose numbers have increased due to wars and the economic conditions that the country is going through, caring for orphans and minors, and providing psychological, social, cultural, guidance and awareness support despite the absence of the roles of government institutions in Caring and caring for these groups that have been marginalized and further marginalized due to various circumstances.
There is a need to train young women leaders to work in family counseling, solve family problems, and provide psychological support.