Hajer Shereif, Libya

Hajer Shereif found her life changed forever after civil war swept Libya in February 2011. Amidst the unrest, and still a young woman herself, Hajer spent months as a volunteer at her local hospital. By 18 ,Hajer witnessed the end of Libya’s latest revolution and its transition to sectarian violence. In response, she started Together We Build It, an organization dedicated to empowering women as political actors and enhancing their role in Libya’s peacebuilding process.