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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...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Status of Women’s Rights – Post-Arab Spring
When citizens in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) took to the streets in early 2011 in demonstrations that toppled autocratic regimes, one after another, a new democratic rule with more rights and representation for all, including women, were...
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....