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Written by Robin MarshAmira El-Houderi is currently working with an independent non-governmental organisation called Lawyers for Justice in Libya on an exciting project called Destoori (“My Constitution” in Arabic) that aims to educate Libyan citizens on the constitution making process. This is to gather public opinion, and to create a connection and sense of ownership between the Libyan people and their constitution. 'Our aim is to collect statements from the citizens and incorporate them into our recommendations for the appointed Constitutional Drafting Committee. We hope that these recommendations will provide the Constitutional Drafting Committee with guidance and insight into citizens’ needs and concerns in order to incorporate and elevate the weight of public opinion. Our Destoori team are travelling to many Libyan cities and towns at the moment.' The Destoori tour has started on 19th November and hoping to finish by the 20th December. To see recent photos and videos of what we accomplished so far, please visit: www.facebook.com/libyanjustice. For more information, please feel free to visit: LFJL official website: www. Libyanjustice.org & Destoori website (Project):www.destoori.org.
Amira El-Houderi is a volunteer at Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), an independent non-governmental organisation dedicated to defending and promoting justice in Libya through the promotion of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. LFJL is currently working on the Destoori (“My Constitution” in Arabic) project, which aims to educate Libyan citizens on the constitution making process, to gather public opinion, and to create a connection and sense of ownership between the Libyan people and their constitution. Amira joined the Destoori team as a member responsible for logistics and event planning, including organising the schedule of an educational mobile tour of over 25 Libyan cities and towns. She also was tasked with some of the media relationships for the project, introducing Destoori events on a number of national Libyan radio programmes and serving as a focal point for the project’s social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to her work for LFJL, Amira is involved in other activities, including acting as a polling station manager in London for the elections for the General National Congress, Libya’s first democratic elections in over 40 years. Amira is also a volunteer at the British Red Cross at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.