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Friday, July 13, 2018
Women's rights in Tunisia: Could first female mayor signal democratic change?
By Wesley Dockery, Last week, the Tunisian capital elected Souad Abderrahim its first female mayor in the first city elections since the Arab Spring. Could her victory signify a new direction for Tunisia's formerly Islamist Ennahda party? Tunisia...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Will Tunisia's municipal elections change anything?
Tunisians will head to the polls on May 6 to vote in the country's first free municipal elections since the removal of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his government in 2011. Having been postponed four times, the elections come as a relief to...
Monday, July 25, 2016
What the women say: Tunisia
This interview was published in 2013. At the time of the interview, Omezzine Khalife was a member of Ettakatol Party and ran for the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia. She was a member of the Ettakatol’s Women’s Organization. Omezzine speaks here to...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
What a 21st century feminist movement should look like in Tunisia?
By iKNOW Politics Expert Ikram Ben Said Even though we are living in the 21st century, gender equality is still considered a women’s issue, in Tunisia, and policy makers are trying to avoid or postpone the conversation because they are dealing with...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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.
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...
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Women's Democracy Network Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award Luncheon