Leila Aslaoui
  • Leïla Aslaoui was born in Algiers in 1945. She is currently teaching at the Algerian Institute of International Law and Institutions, and contributes regularly to the independent daily paper Le Soir d’Algérie. After a long career as a judge, she was Minister of Youth and Sports (1991-1992) in Mohammed Boudiaf’s government, and then Minister of National Solidarity from April 1994 until she resigned in September of the same year to protest against negotiations between the Algerian government and the theoretically dissolved Islamic Salvation Front. Her husband was assassinated by the Islamists on Cctober 17, 1994, in his dental office. She is now a leader of the struggle for women’s rights in Algeria.

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