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European Union opens training center for women in Libya

BRUSSELS, Belgium––The European Union (EU) has founded and inaugurated a training center for women in Libya. 

The center was opened Wednesday, February 27, 2019, as part of a support program funded by the European Union (EU) and Germany.

The center, with a venue for sports, recreational activities and intercommunity exchanges, will provide vocational training and skills development projects for women, the European Delegation to Libya said in a statement.

“Women are being supported to set up a self-managed supervisory model at the center,” read the EU’s statement.

The new center is also a part of the Support to Municipalities program, which is funded by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the statement.

During the inauguration of the center, the EU Ambassador to Libya Alan Bugeja and the German Ambassador Oliver Owcza stressed the important role that Libyan women play in building a stable and prosperous Libya.

This is the first of ten centers which will open this year, according to the two European diplomats.   

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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.
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