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Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

today's date June 25, 2014

updated 6-28-14

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I was coming outside from the front entrance of a very large building that had double doors on the front of it.

On the front walkway, above a 5 step stairway, was a mattress with a thin red cover over it.

A woman dressed in a red suit dress either kicked it by accident or tripped on it, but it made her upset, and she went past it, down the 5 steps, turned right on the sidewalk, and then turned right at the corner and as she passed the area I heard her say that she wanted that mattress removed.

I recognized the woman as Gloria from "the Young and Restless" TV show.

I knew that mattress belonged to my Father.  I didn't know why it was in this particular place, but my Father was old, and a very busy man, so I decided to take care of the matter myself.  (My real life fatherr died over 40 years ago)

I went over to the mattress and I saw that there were some credit cards on top of the mattress, and when I went to pick them up, I accidentally knocked them down behind the mattress.  I managed to moved the mattress enough to fish the credit cards and a single sheet of paper out from under the mattress.

Now my Father came out of the building, and wanted to cross the street.  I grabbed him by the arm after he descended the five steps to stop him because there was oncoming traffic from the left, and I told my Father he couldn't cross the street by himself, because it took him two weeks to cross the street as old as he was and he couldn't do it alone.

Across the street was my Father's red car.

I took my Father back up to the building and let him go inside, while I took care of the mattress problem.

The mattress had now turned into a bright red car that was open and a voice was coming out of it.

I know the voice was my Father, broadcasting from the building.  I could shut off the radio in the car and lock the car doors, and before I could do that, a little boy came along and tried to reach the locks on the opposite side of the car - through the back seat entrance, but his arms were a little too short and he couldn't get any pressure on the lock to push it down.

I pulled on the back of his pants just enough to stop him from locking the car door.  That was my responsibility if it needed to be done, which I knew it did, because I didn't want anyone to steal the car.

At this point, the trash truck went by outside the house and half woke me up, but I was still dreaming too.

I continued to take control of the car and lock the car, however, the radio was still on inside the car, and the voice said, "There is a hidden assassin with a hidden assassination plot.

NOTE:  LATER I meditated on this and was told that the two weeks was going to start today - Thursday 6-26-14.


NOTE:  6-26-14 - I turned on the news to AL JAZEERA, and at the crawl at the bottom of the screen, it announced that G.M. was recalling 4 million cars from China because of a faulty ignition switch that has resulted in many deaths already.

NOTE 2:  A little later, the crawl at the bottom of the screen, it announced that G.M. was stopping the sale of their CRUZE car bcause of faulty air bags.

6-27-14  G.M. announces recall of thousands of pick up trucks in the  U.S. and Canada.


89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2012

Jul 16th 2014 2:18A 
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - JULY 15 : Afghan people gather at the site of a powerful bomb blast that has killed at least 89 people, including women and children, in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province on July 15, 2014. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)CAR BOMB AFGHANISTAN


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

The blast destroyed numerous mud-brick shops, flipped cars over and stripped trees of their branches, brutally underscoring the country's instability as U.S. troops prepare to leave by the end of the year and politicians in Kabul struggle for power after a disputed presidential runoff.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the Defense Ministry spokesman, said the bomber detonated his explosives as he drove by the crowded market in a remote town in Urgun district, in the Paktika province bordering Pakistan. Azimi gave the death toll and said more than 40 other people were wounded.

Nearby hospitals were overwhelmed, and dozens of victims were transported over dangerous roads to the capital, Kabul.

Ahmad Shah, a gas station employee who rushed to the site to help, said he loaded dozens of people who were injured or killed into vehicles.

"I saw the smoke, and the town was burning. There were dead bodies everywhere," he said outside a hospital in Kabul.

Associated Press video footage of the aftermath showed mounds of twisted debris and the charred shells of cars flipped over on top of one another. Azimi said more than 20 shops and dozens of vehicles were destroyed.

Many victims were buried in the rubble, said Mohammad Reza Kharoti, administrative chief of Urgun district.

"It was a very brutal suicide attack against poor civilians," he said. "There was no military base nearby."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the Taliban issued a statement denying involvement, saying they "strongly condemn attacks on local people." Several other insurgent groups operate in Afghanistan.

The U.N. mission in Afghanistan said initial reports "suggest that the attacker prematurely detonated after police detected the explosives in his vehicle."

Several witnesses said the driver was in a four-wheel-drive vehicle and hit two vehicles parked on the edge of the market, leading police to open fire. Then the explosion happened.

Abdul Khan, who is from the area, rushed to the hospital in Kabul to donate blood. "Most of the people in the town lost three to four family members," he said, adding his cousin had been killed.

It was the deadliest insurgent attack against civilians since the U.S. invasion that ousted the Taliban in 2001. It exceeded the toll from twin bombings on Dec. 6, 2011, that targeted Shiite Muslims and killed 80 people in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif.

It was also the first major attack since a weekend deal between the two Afghan presidential contenders, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, averted a dangerous rift in the country's troubled democracy following last month's disputed runoff.

"People were shocked, and we are shocked, but this is the sad reality of Afghanistan," one of the candidates, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, told The Associated Press in an interview.

The U.N. Security Council issued a statement condemning the attack, and said it would not stop the drive for an Afghan-led peace in the country.

Unofficial results from the runoff showed former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai well in the lead, but Abdullah's supporters say that is only because of widespread fraud.

Since fraud was alleged on both sides, the deal provides that every one of the 8 million ballots will be audited under national and international supervision over the next three or four weeks.

Neither the election nor the weekend deal has had any visible effect on security in the country, which has long seen near-daily attacks.

The United Nations said last week that civilian deaths are up 17 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2013, with 1,564 civilians killed from January through June. The Taliban have escalated their bombing campaign ahead of the planned withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces.

Hours before the Paktika blast, a roadside bomb in Kabul ripped through a minivan carrying seven employees of the media office of the presidential palace, killing two of the passengers. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Also, seven police officers, including a district counter-terrorism director, and six border guards were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a post on the border with Pakistan in the eastern Khost province, provincial government spokesman Mubariz Mohammad Zadran said.

Zadran said the attack set off an hours-long gunbattle that left 34 insurgents and a local man dead. "The majority of the insurgents killed in the clash are Pakistani citizens," Zadran said.

Elsewhere in the country, two police officers were killed by a bomb concealed on a parked motorbike inside the southern city of Kandahar, said Zia Durani, spokesman for the Kandahar police chief.


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Prominent Female Activist Killed in Libya

CAIRO — Jun 26, 2014, 6:02 AM ET

One of Libya's most prominent female activists was assassinated in the restive eastern city of Benghazi when gunmen stormed her house, the state news agency reported Thursday, in slaying that stunned many Libyans.

Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer and rights activist, was at the forefront in the 2011 uprising against dictator Moammar Gadhafi and had since become an international face for Libyans' efforts to build democracy in their country. She was among the most outspoken voices against militiamen and Islamic extremists who have run rampant in the country since Gadhafi's fall.

The identity of the gunmen was not immediately known. Islamic radical militias, however, have been blamed for frequent assassinations of secular activists, judges, moderate clerics, policemen, soldiers in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city.

Bugaighis was shot in the head on Wednesday night, just hours after casting her ballot in Libya's parliament elections, the state news agency LANA reported. She was rushed to a hospital where she died of her wounds, it said.

Earlier in the day, she had been speaking by phone from her home on a Libyan TV channel about fighting raging near her neighborhood, sparked when militants attacked army troops that had been deploying to protest polling station.

"These are people who want to foil elections," she told Al-Nabaa network as rattling gunfire interrupted her call. "Benghazi has been always defiant, and always will be despite the pain and fear. It will succeed."

In the evening, five gunmen broke into her home, the house's guard told police, according to the Al-Wasat newspaper. They first asked about her son Wael, then shot the guard in the leg, then broke into the house. The guard said he heard gunfire from inside.

Bugaighis's husband, who is a member of the Benghazi municipal council and was also at home at the time, has disappeared since the attack, the paper and other Libyan media said.

Bugaighis had only just come to Benghazi from the capital, Tripoli, especially to cast her ballot in the election, a family friend Hanaa Mohammed told Libya Ahrar TV. She had fled with her family some time back to Jordan because of death threats against them. The son, Wael, survived an abduction attempt earlier in the year.

More recently, she and her husband came back and were staying in Tripoli, though their two children — including Wael — remained in Jordan, a family friend said.

Bugaighis was a well-known figure in Benghazi, where her family is prominent. Since the civil war, she also became one of Libya's main faces abroad, representing the country at international conferences.

During Gadhafi's rule, she represented families of prisoners in Tripoli's notorious Abu Selim prison, pressing the government for the truth of what happened to 1,200 prisoners who disappeared, most of them Islamists from Benghazi.

During the 8-month civil war against Gadhafi, Bugaighis was a member of the National Transitional Council, the rebels' political leadership body. Since then, she was deputy head of the National Dialogue Preparatory Commission, which is trying to work out reconciliation among the country's rival factions, tribes and communities.

Her slaying stunned the community of activists, politicians and diplomats.

"All supporters of the truth are threatened," said Hassan al-Amin, another prominent activist and former head of the human rights committee in parliament, who fled abroad because of death threats.

Salwa Bugaighis dead: Libyan human rights activist and lawyer killed after voting in elections

A Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been shot dead, it has been reported.

“unknown hooded men wearing military uniforms,” a security official told AFP. “[They] opened fire on her.”

She was killed just after voting in the country’s elections yesterday while in the home she shared with her husband, who was also in the house at the time of the attack.

He has since been reported missing, a family member confirmed. Security detail at the house had also been injured.

Bugaighis was instrumental in the Libyan revolution of 2011, following a career defending political prisoners under Gaddafi’s regime.

She helped to organise the 17 February 2011 demonstration in Benghazi – one of the first that ignited the political upheaval – and was seminal in the following revolution.

Having attained membership in the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC), she left after four months in protest at the lack of women in the new government.

In a 2012 interview with the Global Observatory, a publication of an international think tank, Bugaighis said that while women suffered under Gaddafi’s dictatorship, they are highly intelligent and “active participants in society” often with a higher level of education than that of men.

Salwa Bugaighis, lawyer and rights activist and one of Libya's most prominent female activists, was assassinated in the restive eastern city of Benghazi when gunmen stormed her house

“My main concern is the role of the women in the future. We want equal opportunity in all sectors. We want to ensure that our rights in the constitution will be there.

“That’s why when the NTC established and did a proposal for the electoral law in the beginning, and they put just 10 per cent, we were angry about that, the quota, because I know the society is not ready yet because the tribal mentality, the stereotypes of women, we have to work hard to change the mentality of the society.

“They respect women and women are in all sectors, they are in huge numbers in the workforce….. We want 30 per cent in all the parties, it will be one of the articles, if you want to legislate the parties, it must be no less than 30 perc ent women.”



Fighting continues to rage on in the east of the country, where rebel fractions target the military, police and judges.

Despite a low turnout, it is hoped that yesterday's vote will provide the country with a new government able to draw up a fresh constitution following the General National Congress' failure to do so.

Deborah Jones, the US ambassador to Libya, said on Twitter that the murder was a “cowardly, despicable, shameful act against a courageous woman and true Libyan patriot. Heartbreaking.  Our thoughts & prayers with family.”

Salwa Bughaigis

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Human rights lawyer Salwa Bugaighis has long been known throughout Libya for her work defending political prisoners during the Qaddafi regime. She played a prominent role throughout Libya’s rebellion, including as an organizer of the February 17, 2011 demonstrations in Benghazi that marked the beginning of the dictatorship’s end.

Salwa has remained an active force in the country’s ongoing political transition. An original member of Libya’s National Transitional Council, she resigned her position after three and a half months to protest the lack of women in the new government. As she says, “They knew that women were very effective and very strong in this revolution, but they think that now, the role is for the man.” 

Outside of government, she has become a one-woman force for political reform, supporting female candidates and lobbying the government to heed their views. “My main concern is the role of the women in the future,” she says. “We want equal opportunity in all sectors. We want to ensure that our rights in the constitution will be there.”

Interview with Salwa Bugaighis, Libyan Human Rights Lawyer

by warren hoge , Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In this interview, Salwa Bugaighis, a prominent human rights lawyer in Libya, describes the current struggles her country faces in forming a new Libya amid strong tribal factions, some who are claiming the right to a semi-autonomous state in eastern Libya.

Ms. Bugaighis also addresses another big transition in Libya—the one within the Libyans themselves. “There is struggling inside, the people, but they are really happy. And I’m not worried about what I am seeing in the street, protesting, many demonstrations—they are trying, and they want to make sure there is freedom,” she says.

“All the people are free to say what they want to say, but we have to learn, there’s always limits," she says. "You have to respect the privacy of the others; you have to respect the other opinion. Because during 42 years, there is just one thinking, Qaddafi’s thinking, and Qaddafi’s theory. So, it is difficult to let the people to respect another opinion. Everything is new.”

The interview was conducted by Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations at the International Peace Institute.

Listen to interview (or download mp3):

Interview Transcript

Warren Hoge (WH): I’m here with Salwa Bugaighis, who is a prominent human rights lawyer in Libya, and she was one of the organizers of peaceful demonstrations in Benghazi, which is her home, on February 17, 2011, and was one of the founding members of the Coalition of the February 17 Revolution. Salwa Bugaighis, welcome to IPI.

I wanted to ask you about the nature of the Qaddafi regime, and by that I mean, how did it affect individual lives? Because I know you believe that this is more than just a transformation of a government, or a regime. It is really a transformation of a society and how people in that society feel about themselves and feel about their country.

Salwa Bugaighis (SB): I want to say the first thing that Qaddafi, he thinks that we are six million human beings, nameless. That’s how Qaddafi is looking at us. In our country, when Qaddafi’s regime, there’s no names, can mention except Qaddafi’s names. No heroes, even athletes or singers. We knew after the revolution that there was an office to try to disappear the stars. If there is any names, singers, we have the experience that there were singer idol in Beirut, big event between all Arab countries, and he won and after that when he come back to Libya, and we didn’t hear about him, he disappeared.

So, now I want to tell you that the whole population needs rehabilitation from Qaddafi’s regime. Comprehensive repression for all the people, all the details, chaos, turmoil that he tried to put the country through during the 42 years, so he tried consolidating power in his hands and demands the various state institutions.

WH: Does that mean that it is difficult for individuals to realize now that they have individuality, that they have power, that they have the right to say what they think? Are they so conditioned that it is more difficult for Libyans than maybe for some other societies to exercise the rights which they have gained through the revolution?

SB: Now we have transitional time. Now people are happy to practice democracy and I want to tell you that after the revolution in eastern parts, within no time there were more than 250 NGOs, and more than 100 newspapers. Every time there is protesting in the streets, they are trying to know what is the limitation for the democracy, how to practice, how to achieve the objectives, and really, they are doing great for what has been achieved just during one year.

I think we really did a great change. There are NGOs now, they are trying to play strong role to raising the awareness for the election and raising the awareness for human rights, for women’s rights, and to talk about what’s the constitution, because we don’t know anything about the constitution. What is the constitution? We knew that all the countries have the constitution. And we want the constitution to protect our country, but we don’t know what it is. What’s the parties? Why must there be parties in our country? Now we are trying to join parties, and some of the people, they are afraid, because during 42 years, it’s a crime in our law if you join any parties.

So, there is struggling inside, the people but they are really happy, and I’m not worried about what I am seeing in the street, protesting, many demonstrations, they are trying and they want to make sure there is freedom, all the people are free to say what they want to say, but we have to learn there’s always limits. You have to respect the privacy of the others; you have to respect the other opinion. Because during 42 years, there is just one thinking, Qaddafi’s thinking, and Qaddafi’s theory. So, it is difficult to let the people to respect another opinion. Everything is new.

It’s like when you build a new building and you have to start from scratch, and now we are really started, and we can’t see the building, we have to wait. We have to be patient, we have to give us some time to moving to a democratic country and I’m really optimistic about our people. I can see in their eyes that they want to be civilized, they want to go fast, jump. They don’t want to wait. They have high expectations. It is difficult to deal with it, but they will learn they need some time, and we will see because there is big will in all of our people.

WH: I want to continue that thought because I know there is a great willingness in the Libyan people to move forward, to take advantage of the new freedoms they have, but I also know that Qaddafi did not leave very much behind, that you have a great absence of infrastructure in Libya, as opposed to Tunisia or Egypt. Can you talk about that?

SB: Qaddafi destroyed all the institutions. We have to start from scratch, we have to build our structure, we don’t have structure, we don’t have, even job description. Everything is big chaos, and lack of information. We don’t have infrastructure. We have to take care of our education, our healthcare. Most of our people just traveling to another, neighboring country to go to hospitals, good hospitals for treatment there.

We have many things, you can’t believe it. When you dumped all the sewage in the sea, we have amazing places in Libya, during 42 years nobody knows about it. All the foreigners during this revolution, when they came to Benghazi and visited the Serena, As-Shahaat, and they were amazed, ‘Oh my God, we didn’t know about that’, and we have different places for tourism. This is source for us, for the future. We have to look, not just for oil revenues, but we have to look for rational, viable economy. We have to make strategic for the future, for all Libyan development, not just centralized, Tripoli or Benghazi. All the cities, all the small towns. They want to let them proud that they are Libyans, in the future.

WH: Salwa, I want to ask you something about what happened in your home city of Benghazi last week. That was the declaration by the militia leaders and tribal leaders that they wanted a semi-autonomous state in eastern Libya. Is that something that would be popular with other Libyans? Is this something that could threaten the desire to create a centralized Libyan state?

SB: It’s not from the militias. There were groups of tribals. Tribals and there’s some militias believing in federalism, but most of them tribals thinking, and because we suffered for 42 years from centralization from Tripoli. I don’t want to say it’s Tripoli, because Qaddafi and his sons and his daughter were there in Tripoli. That is why everything is there. These people, they thought that because of that, and because of poor representatives of the NTC and the transitional government, they thought the people, they want the federal, and when they declared that they were disappointed and they were shocked because there were hundreds of thousands were in the street. They said from the day one that we want united Libya, we don’t want to divide Libya. We didn’t even accept during the revolution when there were many proposals to divide Libya in two. Even they said that the martyrs fought because they want one Libya. So we have to respect their will for that.

We answered back and said that we respect the theory, but they have to respect the people who are in the eastern part of the country and they have to wait until we write our constitution. Until that time, they can’t say what they want exactly. If they want to do a party or any kind of organization to support this idea, it’s democracy, so they can do. But don’t do anything against the will of the people.

WH: I know you went to Tunisia to watch the process in Tunisia. I would be interested in knowing what you thought of it, and whether you learned any lessons which you can apply to the situation in Libya.

SB: I visited Tunisia during their election and I really was amazed. For me, it was the first time for me to be in this atmosphere. I saw in Tunisia they have really strong infrastructure, they have database, they have strong NGOs there, very organized. They know exactly what they want to do. One of the NGOs trained 4,000 youth to be ready. Yes, their name is Muraqiboon and there’s another one, Shahid, more than a 1,000.

I am really impressed about what I saw there, but I want to mention something. I saw there were more than 80 parties there and they were similar platform for most of the parties. In my opinion, that’s why An-Nahda won. It’s because many of the parties established after the revolutionaries, and they paid the price for disorganization and poor strategy consideration. An-Nahda, they know exactly that the most important thing, the voter outreach and the small towns is more important than advertisement. Because of that, An-Nahda won 40 percent. So if they were a coalition, maybe they will win, the percentage will be less than that.

So, when I came back, I talked with many people about that and there were many proposals about that, to make something, coalitions. We did discuss about that, and last month my parties involved to put the proposal with many of the parties and they organized a coalition. There were 40 parties and individuals and civil society. We were not against Islamists or Muslim Brotherhood because we are partners in Libya. But we want who represents us in the national parliament must be all the Libyans there, all the ideologies there. Even some people they don’t have any ideology. Just they want freedom, social justice, and they want a better life. Because we want to write our constitution so it must be all the people believing in this constitution. They believe that they share to write this constitution. So it’s not fair that like 50 or 60 percent will be Muslim Brotherhood or Salafi because the majority, they are not Muslim Brotherhood or Salafi. They are very good organized. They know exactly how to work. Most of the Muslim Brotherhood, they were abroad for many times, so they are intellectual, they are very sophisticated, and they have structure, and they have experience in parties. The others established just fi ve, six months ago. They are new in this. They don’t know, even the mechanism of parties.

Under this coalition, we hope we can do something, and we have high hopes for this coalition and today we have another meeting, big meeting in Benghazi because the first meeting was in Tripoli. And the second meeting in Benghazi, and the third meeting will be in Sabha, in the south. Even today in Benghazi, we are trying to let the people know about the coalition, because there is many principles and many articles are agreed, and they have to see what is inside it.

And we want the Sharia, the source—it’s not the only source. We want it, we are Muslims, we are proud that we are Muslims but we want moderate Islamist. We want Libya like that. You can see they are liberal in their behavior.

Why we don’t want the source? Because I want to tell you during 1,400 years, some of the articles in Quran, there’s many people that they explained in their way, so we don’t know who will come and explain for us, so we want it one of the sources. We have the agreement, we have international law, we have many sources and there’s another thing that we are worried about. The NTC, they established a new law for the Mufti, and really, we are worried about it because we are afraid maybe there’s a new Khomeini will come out of that. Because in that law, in one of the articles that nobody can sue him. We are not agreed about that.

And he will stay all his life and he will be involved in politics. That is why most of the people now worried say that now they are Velayat-e faqih [theocratic rule, propagated by Aytalloh Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran]. Valayet-e-faqih is the same as Iran. It’s the same as Khomeini. Really, we are worried about this and many of the people, the intellectual people, they are trying to write about this, and the youth were talking through the Internet. This is really, it’s good because we are—some people using the religion like a red line, “you can’t talk about this, it’s very sensitive.” But we are all Muslims. We are proud that we are Muslims, so please don’t do this to us and don’t threaten us with our religion. We respect our religion, we are proud but we don’t want a new Khomeini in Libya.

WH: Sounds to me what Libya needs is a good lawyer, and I am glad to hear from you that they have one.

The last thing I want to ask you about is, when you went to Tunisia, you obviously saw that women in Tunisia seemed to have gained great representation. There are large numbers of them in the new parliament, in Tunis. What is the situation of women in Libya?

SB: I want to tell you that the role of the women during the revolution was very effective, and very strong. I want to tell you that women in Libya, they are educated women and very active participants in society. I want to tell you that in high degree, in educational institutions, it’s estimated to be 60+%, compared to the males, Masters degrees and PhD. Women suffered from Qaddafi’s regime, in prison, economics, etc.

Now they are looking to play a great role in the future. My main concern is the role of the women in the future. We want equal opportunity in all sectors. We want to ensure that our rights in the constitution will be there. That’s why when the NTC established and did a proposal for the electoral law in the beginning, and they put just 10 percent, we were angry about that, the quota, because I know the society is not ready yet because the tribal mentality, the stereotypes of women, we have to work hard to change the mentality of the society. They respect women and women are in all sectors, they are in huge numbers in the workforce.

But, because for 42 years, the people didn’t see women ministers, 42 years there were 132 male ministers and just 3 female. Even psychological, for 42 years, you see this is a role for the men. We have to change the mentality; we have to change the curriculum. All the subjects about women, she’s cooking, she’s cleaning, raising the children, and the man is going to work. So we have to change this to put figures of strong women in the curriculum, as leaders.

There’s another thing, we have to make the strategy in the media to raise awareness of women’s rights, to change the stereotypes of women, as we saw in the Executive Office, even in the new government, that they put the woman in Social Affairs because this is for women and the pressure of international countries, they just put 2 women in 24 ministries.

I am optimistic, but we have to wait, be patient. Maybe after 10 years we’ll see a big change for that. But now we are trying to talk about the quota to not just the electoral law but we were talking about the party law. We want 30 percent in all the parties, it will be one of the articles, if you want to legislate the parties, it must be no less than 30 percent women.

So we are talking about that, and we are talking about the quota, because nobody knows anything about quota. And the last proposal, when we were protesting against 10 percent and they changed it, thanks to God they changed it, and they did a list and it’s one-by-one in the list. One male and one female. It will be 200 seats in the next parliament, 120 individuals. We have no hope no female will win in 120 because society is not ready yet. But in the list it will be 80 seats, maybe they will be 33 seats for the women. Almost 12 percent or 13 percent. It’s okay. We were not happy about that, but we have to go on and struggle for our rights. I hope the future will be better.

WH: I am very glad that you came to the IPI today to talk to the Global Observatory. Thank you, Salwa Bugaighis.

SB: Thank you, thank you very much.


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