2016 Outstanding Youth Peaceworker
Date of Birth: 12 June 1989
Place of Birth: Tripoli, Libya
Year granted award: 2016
Award Category: Outstanding Youth Peaceworker
Work Title: Activist / Researcher
Asma Khalifa is a Libyan activist and researcher. She has been working in civil society on human rights, women’s rights and youth empowerment since 2011.
Since then Asma became a research student in MA – Peace and Conflict studies-, and has started to work on peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Asma is a co-founder at Tamazight Women Movement, a think/do tank that is working on gender equality and research on the indigenous women of Libya and North Africa.
Asma is a capacity builder for Libyan activists in peace building and non-violence.