Gender equality in political participation is a fundamental aspect of modern democratic governance. Most international treaties, social studies and even modern universal insights agree that both men and women should have equal rights and opportunities to participate fully in all aspects and at all levels of political processes. In practice, however, it is often more challenging for women to access and exercise these rights; more so in Libya, a country in which society is deeply rooted in overly conservative views partly based on outdated traditions and religious misconceptions. This delays if not completely prevents, many social reforms that are needed for the advancement of our country.