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Monday, March 30, 2015
International IDEA - Senior Programme Officer - Democracy and Gender
International IDEA’s West Asia and North Africa programme began in 2011 and has been working to support women in politics since as the objective of gender equality is indivisible from International IDEA’s goal of sustainable democracy worldwide....
Kalthoum Kennou
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Woman Running for President Shows Tunisia’s Arab Spring Progress
In a life spanning colonial rule, war, autocracy and revolution, Tunis resident Halima never saw a reason to vote. A chance meeting in a souk earlier this month gave her one. She was introduced to Kalthoum Kannou, who has three children, a long...
Elections in Tunisia 2014 Women
Wednesday, October 22, 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...
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...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tunisia: Two Thirds of Tunisians Support Women's Participation in Politics (survey)
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia signs new constitution into law
The new constitution, seen as one of the most progressive in the region, guarantees equal rights for men and women. We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
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, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Mixed Messages for Women
Is the glass half full or half empty? After the tumult of the Arab Spring, that is the question posed by and for many women affected by the uprisings when it comes to preserving or expanding their rights. Mr. Ben Ali “gave women some rights,” Ms....