Guide to Women in Leadership
Great Arab Socialist Peoples' Republic of Libya/Al-Jamahiryya Al-Arabyya Al-Libyya Al-Sabyya Al-Ishtirakyya Al-Uthma (Female suffrage 1963, but today there are no elections) Occupied by Italy 1911-12 and remained under its sovereignty till 1929, was created as an independent Kingdom in 1951 and became a republic in 1969
Also see Libya Heads
1989-94 Minister of Education Fatima (Abkul) Abd al-Hafiz Mukhtar
1990-92 Minister of Youth and Sports Bukhanra Salem Houda
1990-94 Assistant Secretary General of The Peoples’ Congress Salmin Ali al-Uraybi
1992-94 Assistant Secretary for
Women Salma Ahmed Rashed
1994-95 Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Women's Affairs (Deputy Chief of Government)
Ambassador to the League of Arab Nations 1996 as the first woman.
1995-98 Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Women's Affairs Thuriya Ramadan Abu Tabrika (Sefrian)
1995-2000 Secretary for
Information, Culture and Mass Mobilization Fawziya Bashir
2000 Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Information, Culture, Mass Mobilization and Tourism
She was one of only 5 ministers in the central government to remain after all the other ministries were dissolved and the powers was distributed to the local authorities in March 2000. In October the same year her Ministry was closed down.
1998-2000 Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Women's Affairs Nura Han Ramadan Abu Sefrian
2000-? Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Social Affairs Dr. Shalma Chabone Abduljabbar
2006-11 Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Social Affairs Bakhitah Abd-al-Alim al-Shalwi
2006-09 Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples' Congress for Women's Affairs Amal Nuri Abdullah al-Safar
2009-11 Secretary of People's Committees Affairs Dr. Huda Fathi Ben Amer
Deputy Speaker of the Transitional Arab Parliament 2008-09 and Speaker from 2009.
2009-11 Secretary of Woman Affairs Dr. Salma Shabaan Abdel Jabar
2011 Member of the Interim National Council in charge of Legal Affairs and Women Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali
2011-12 Minister of Health Fatima al-Hamroush
2011-12 Minister of Social Affairs Fawzia Siyala
2012 Designate Minister of Social Affairs Sumeya Bilatif
Summaya Mahmoud Baltief was proposed member of the Prime Minister-elects cabinet that was rejected by the parliament. In his second proposal, which was also rejected, there were no women candidates.
2012-14 Minister of Tourism Ikram Abdulsalam Imam
2012-13 Minister of Social Affairs Kamila Khamis Al-Mazini
2014 Designate Minister of Forign Minister Farida Allaghi
A human rights activist, she was nominated for the officially recongniced Tobruk-based government. The Parliament rejected the proposed cabinet.
2015-16 Minister of Health Rida al‑Minshawi
2016- Minister of Culture Asma Mustafa Al-Usta
Member of a unity government.
Last update 22.01.16