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Friday, February 19, 2016
Promoting the Leadership of Women in Tunisia
The OIAPA is organizing a three-day workshop composed of interactive training sessions for women with a focus on election processes, development of self-esteem, methods of financing, communication and networking. For more information, click here. 
Monday, January 25, 2016
Does Tunisia deserve its reputation as the Arab leader on women's rights?
Among Arab nations, Tunisia has forged itself a reputation over the decades for being a leader in the MENA region on women’s rights and freedoms. Amnesty International wanted to see if that reputation stood up to scrutiny as it analyzed the country’...
Monday, December 28, 2015
"Our Women in Politics and Society"
The preview of the League of Tunisian Women Voters latest documentary, directed by Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud, on the achievements and struggles of Tunisian women to bring real change to their society through political participation. For more on...
Monday, December 07, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview of Rafik Halouani
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Friday, November 27, 2015
Giving a voice to women in Tunisia
Earlier this month, the Tunisian organisation Aswat Nissa (the voice of women) launched their biggest project yet; the Women Political Academy 2015-2016. In partnership with Oxfam, the Academy aims to train 60 women aged 18 to 35 that are already...
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Women’s Empowerment in Tunisia
This report argues that women’s empowerment in Tunisia is largely rooted in the particular features of the elite post-independence bargain, early political choices regarding state–society relations and the associated policies in the areas of...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview with Saida Ounissi
Saida Ounissi, 28 years old, is a member of the Tunisian Parliament. She represents the circumscription of France 1 and the Ennahdha Movement, an Islamist party. Within the parliament, she is a member of the Committee for the Martyrs and Wounded of...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Few women on Tunisian parliamentary poll lists
Tunisia, despite being the most advanced Arab nation in terms of women's rights, is still fare from adhering fully to the principles enshrined in the January 2014 Constitution and from abiding by the ratification of international treaties in daily...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Women's political participation in Tunisia after the Revolution
Women from all walks of life, age groups and regions of Tunisia took to the streets in the December 2010 –January 2011 uprising that led to the ousting of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2011. Women also participated in large...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tunisia’s 2014 Parliamentary Elections: A Human Rights Agenda
Tunisian laws protect women’s equality more than the laws of most other countries of the Arab world. The law on personal status, promulgated in 1956 by then-President Habib Bourguiba, greatly reduced gender inequality in many facets of family life,...
Ikram Ben Said
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tunisia’s Sister of the Revolution
Ikram Ben Said took part in the Arab Spring's first successful uprising — and then realized that the struggle for women's rights in Tunisia was just beginning One of the ironies of the 2011 revolution in Tunisia is that while it was a step forward...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Presentation Tunisian Women: Political role, Gains and Challenges
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tunisian Women: Political Role, Gains and Challenges (The Case of Parity)
2011 was the year where Tunisian history suddenly witnessed a significant turnout by the outbreak of the popular uprising in Tunisia causing the fall of the authoritarian regime. That revolutionary movement led to free elections of the National...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Women in the new Tunisian Constitution
Inclusive and effective political institutions (parliament, constituent assemblies, and political parties) are critical to respond to citizen’s expectations for voice, development and accountability: this requires a constant engagement with...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ikram Ben Said
iKNOW Politics interviews Ikram Ben Said, Founder and President of Aswat Nisa (Women's Voices) during the 2014 NDI Madeleine Albright Luncheon during which Aswat Nisa was awarded the Madeleine Albright Grant for their project "The Political Academy...
Ikram Ben Said
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ikram Ben Said on "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment"
On May 19, 2014 NDI and it's Chairman Madeleine K. Albright organized the annual luncheon on the theme of "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment" to honor the Tunisian organization Aswat Nissa (Women's voices). We are...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tunisia: The Collective Making of a Constitution
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) session held on 26 January 2014 did not put an end to disagreements among its members. However, it did represent the culmination of the work done by members. These members were elected by people on 23...

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