Tunisia Gender Equality: National Assembly Approves Constitutional Article Giving Women Equal Rights

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Tunisia Gender Equality: National Assembly Approves Constitutional Article Giving Women Equal Rights

Tunis — Tunisia voted Monday to enshrine gender equality in its draft constitution, a key step towards safeguarding its relatively progressive laws on women's rights, with the ruling Islamists under pressure to compromise. "All male and female citizens have the same rights and duties. They are equal before the law without discrimination," states article 20 of the text, which was approved by 159 lawmakers out of the 169 who voted.

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