Tunisia’s Islamist government, contrary to expectations, did not fall apart in 2013. 2013 may not have been a happy year for Tunisia: carnage followed by frustration dominated the scene, after two opposition leaders were assassinated, and with an explosion of terrorism targeting security and army troops. Contrary to expectations, the Islamist government and its allies did not fall apart in 2013. Although the protests that erupted after Brahmi’s assassination were tenacious, they were not massive enough to […]
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International female voices speaking up for equality, justice and human rights. For a society to be truly free, women must enjoy equal rights with men. All nations have at times experienced struggles implementing legislation on women’s rights – whether with female suffrage or fair treatment in the workplace. How well are women treated in your country? Do they enjoy equality with men and have the opportunity to fully participate in civic society, occupy positions of […]
In the middle of the political crisis in Tunisia, Tunisian women, celebrating their national day today, seem caught in the middle of a situation that does not look like a celebration. Besides facing the threat of conservative political forces, many issues remain unsolved because women’s issues cannot be isolated from the country’s larger challenges. In the middle of the economic crisis, women are not spared, as they constitute an important fork force, a great section […]
The assassination of Brahmi, member in the Constituent Assembly and former leader of the People’s Movement, is not the second, but the third assassination since regime change in Tunisia. While Tunisians were following the news of the escalating violence in Egypt, the tragedy of Mohamed Brahmi’s assassination on July 25 (which coincided with Republic Day) came to signal the outbreak of a series of clashes and terrorist attacks in Tunisia after relative stability seemed to […]
Although they define themselves as a “wave of feminism of the third millennium,” historical continuity with earlier waves is missing in FEMEN’s mission statement. “Liberal extremists are as dreadful as religious extremists.” Statements like this have been repeated since a teenage girl, Amina, posted a photo of herself topless a few months ago after joining the (in)famous FEMEN movement, to challenge the threat of religious conservatism. It sounds like a safe statement for moderates to […]
Nearly two months separate Tunisians from the second anniversary of their revolution, and yet they can hardly believe two years ago they were on the threshold of something close to the fulfillment of a dream. Today, more and more Tunisians are wondering whether “revolution” is the term they should apply to what had happened in the period between December 17, 2010, and January 14, 2011.