Alaa Murabit

Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women

Alaa Murabit was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, but moved to Zawia, Libya, at 15 to study at the College of Medicine at the University of Zawia where she became the first (and only) female member of the student council. She is the founder of The Voice of Libyan Women, a women’s empowerment and development NGO. The Voice of Libyan Women organised the first ever International Women’s Conference in Libya, ‘One Voice’, and its Libyan Women’s Charter was recently named as one of the Women Deliver 50, which recognises top ideas and solutions for girls and women.