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Monday, April 29, 2013
Confidence Gap: Citizen Priorities on the One Year Anniversary of the National Constituent Assembly Elections, Tunisia
This report explores public opinion in Tunisia in late October/early November 2012. Based on 12 focus group discussions with 121 Tunisian participants, the report examines Tunisian citizens’ attitudes and concerns about progress toward drafting the...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Women in the New Tunisia
United Nations, New York - Tunisia -- a country in transition. But while the Revolution brought justice for one young woman, the struggle is ongoing to make sure rights for ALL women are preserved in the new Tunisia. Here's our story.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Agents of Change: Yousra Fraous, the Arab Institute for Human Rights
Since the revolution of January 2011, IDEA has been following closely the transition to democracy in Tunisia. Over the past two years, the Institute has strengthened its presence on the ground to provide support to the ongoing constitutional process...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Woman Magistrate Elected At the Arab Human Rights Under-Commission
A Tunisian magistrate, Mrs. Monia Ammar, was elected as member of the under-commission of Human Rights as part of the League of Arab States. The news was announced on the occasion of the 23 rd session of the permanent Arab commission of Human Rights...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Return of Islamic Leader Worries Some Tunisian Women
Last week, Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi and other members of the Islamic al-Nahda Party returned to Tunisia after more than two decades in exile. Ghannouchi’s return—and the warm welcome he received at the Tunis airport—touched off concerns about...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Inter-Parliamentary Union: Mission of experts to Tunisia
In a bid to lend support to the process of electoral reform in Tunisia as preparations get under way for the election of a Constituent Assembly on 24 July 2011, the IPU dispatched an expert mission to the country from 22 to 24 March 2011. Following...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Tunisian women hold tight to rights after revolution
For Tunis resident Amel, her country's January revolution brought her personal freedom after two decades living in a repressive police state. But as a woman, she is fearful Tunisia's yet uncertain future could bring something else -- an...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Women Fear the Algerian Way
A women’s group begins campaigning near La Marsa beach in Tunis to convince more women to come up and register in the electoral lists, in time for the deadline now pushed back to Aug. 14. Most of the women watching the proceedings are veiled...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Women's Democracy Network Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award Luncheon
Thursday, December 08, 2011
International conference: Options for women's political participation.
    Background At the beginning of the 21st century, over 95 per cent of the world’s countries have granted women the two most fundamental democratic rights: the right to vote and the right to stand for election. However, universal suffrage has...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
TUNISIA: Legislative elections
Description of government structure: Chief of State: Fouad MEBAZZA * Head of Government: Prime Minister Beji Caid EL-SEBSI Assembly: Tunisia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Chamber of Counselors (Majlis al-Mustasharin) with 126...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Voices of a Revolution: Conversations with Tunisia’s Youth
Based on a series of ten focus groups conducted in March 2011, this report explores young Tunisians‘opinions of the recent events that led to the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime and of the political transition underway. Main findings include the...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Financing Women Candidates in Muslim Countries
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the impact of existing legislation, political parties,...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Facing Challenges and Pioneering Feminist and Gender Studies: Women in Post-colonial and Today's Maghrib
This paper reveals the positive role that Maghribi women have been playing in the overall development of their countries. Four major interrelated domains where these achievements are significant are considered: women’s reproductive rights, women’s...