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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
In Tunisia, more women in office can make all the difference
By Lindsay J. Benstead, In Tunisia, 47 percent of seats in the 2018 municipal assembly elections are now held by women. This increase is due in part to a constitutionally-mandated electoral gender quota. Women are running for — and winning — elected...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ikram Ben Said
Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
International IDEA holds a workshop series to empower women from nine political parties in Tunisia
International IDEA and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) are partnering in supporting the four-year Respect for Women’s Political Rights project. The overall goals of the project are to identify barriers to women’s...
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 (...
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...
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...
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...
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...