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Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Tunisia: Call for taking into consideration right of women voters in rural and border areas to take part in election campaigns
The preliminary report on the observation of the elections, based on gender, conducted by the Tunisian Mediterranean Centre (TUNMED), called all the candidates to take into account the right of women voters in rural and border areas to take part in...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tunisian women absent from presidential campaign
Tunisia has long been seen as a pioneer for women's rights in the Arab world, but on the eve of presidential elections, women are calling this reputation into question. "Men promise a lot to women. But when Mr Moustache arrives in power, nothing...
Monday, April 22, 2019
Tunis Forum on Gender Equality
In partnership with the Government of Tunisia and the Swedish International Development Agency, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) are organizing...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Tunisia's capital elects first female mayor
Souad Abderrahim is from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party, which advocates for separating politics from religion. TUNIS, Tunisia — A woman from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Tunisian women win at polls but long road remains
The Independent High Authority for Elections said May 9 that Tunisian women accounted for 47.7% of the total number of winners and headed 29.55% of the lists in the May 6 municipal elections. These elections, the first after the ousting of the Zine...
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Youth Democracy Academy celebrates first alumni
By Shana Kaiser The first class of International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy graduated on 17 July in a ceremony attended by representatives of organizations who will be hosting the alumni as interns for the next six months and representatives...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tunisia’s parliament passes landmark law to ‘end all violence’ against women
Tunisia’s parliament has approved a bill aimed at ending “all violence against women” in a move welcomed by rights groups. The new law, which is expected to enter into force next year, defines violence against women as “any physical, moral, sexual...
Tunisia keeping the promise
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tunisia: Keeping the Promise
The spark that lit the Arab world aflame in 2010 was lit by Mohamed Bouazizi, a poor street vendor from the town of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, who set himself on fire after being mistreated by police. Or so the story goes. But, there’s a lesser-known...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity...
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...
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...
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...
Friday, May 02, 2014
The Tunisian Constituent Assembly’s By-laws: A Brief Analysis
In December 2010, the Tunisian people ignited a process of change that has impacted upon all of North Africa. A Constituent Assembly was elected in October 2011, which had as its main mission to elaborate the country’s and the region’s first truly...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly Gender Assessment
NDI organized a gender assessment of Tunisia’s NCA to contribute to a fuller understanding of the following critical factors: • The capacity of women deputies to perform their legislative and representative functions; • The functions and role of...
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...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights
Tunisia’s new Constitution has captured international headlines. It enshrines many rights for women and is step in the right direction, according to many Tunisians.  Sana Ben Achour, women’s rights activist and law student, stresses that this...
Tuesday, January 28, 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...