COR Founder and Director Aya Burweila was part of a BBC documentary that featured five Libyan women who spoke about their hopes and concerns for the future of their country. 

On 15 December 2021, the BBC broadcasted a documentary on Libya featuring five leading Libyan women what they wanted from Libyan politicians and their hopes and concerns for the country’s future.

The long-awaited Presidential and Parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on 24 December 2021, and they were billed as a chance for Libya to move on from the chaos that has plagued the country since the revolution of 2011.

Aya Burweila was one of the five Libyan women interviewed for this important documentary, which was one of the first to focus on the experiences of Libyan women and their concerns about the future of the country and key priority areas. The other Libyan participants in the documentary were Um Elkheir Sulaiman (Health educator), Malak Altaeb (blogger), Suad Al-Arbi Gammoudi (Entrepreneur), and Haniya Abukhirais (Sirte City Councillor). The main areas of concern highlighted by those interviewed included the widespread presence of militias and armed groups, proliferation of weapons, increased violence, lack of security in the capital, and the need to support a strong civil society to strengthen democratic aspirations and elections.

The full BBC documentary can be viewed here: