Libya dating system
This is largely associated with the fact that Libyan society remains extremely conservative, and patriarchal religious values and tribal cultures prevail.Moreover, despite the rhetoric of the regime, it has done little to try to overcome social and cultural hindrances to improving women's status.
There is also a large parallel economy that developed especially during the 1990s when Libya was under international sanctions.
Under existing legislation, Libyan women officially have the same access to justice as men.
Qadhafi abolished the dual court system after the revolution and merged civil and Shari'a courts.
One of the most important is the Great Green Charter of Human Rights in the Age of the Masses (1988), which states, "men and women are equal in everything which is human.
The distinction of rights between men and women is a flagrant injustice which nothing justifies." These charters and declarations, written in Arabic, are widely distributed by the regime as propaganda tools.
However, in some areas inequalities and discrimination persist, especially in those laws related to family issues, in which certain Islamic interpretations are followed.