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Women’s Political Participation in Tunisia

Nihel Ben Amar

The collapse of the authoritarian regime in Tunisia in 2011 has given women new opportunities to participate in political life and civil society activities. Women are standing for elections and becoming members of political parties and associations. Despite these advances, women’s political participation remains unsatisfactory and the challenge of increasing participation persists. This policy brief discusses the role of Tunisian women in politics and public life, and provides recommendations for improving their status in the areas of political leadership and decision-making.