Tunisian Islamists, Women’s Rights: Watch and Wait

(WOMENSENEWS)–I have personal reasons for caring about what happens next in Tunisia.

I was born in 1985 in France to Tunisian parents. That meant I grew up in an adopted country where women’s legal rights were even more firmly established than in my parent’s homeland. I didn’t face restrictions, so I gave women’s rights very little thought.

However, the recent victory of the Islamist party in the first elections in the post-Zine El Abidine Ben Ali era unsettles those feelings and raises questions about the fate of Tunisia’s 1956 Code of Personal Status.

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Categories: Africa, Tunisia, Women Rights

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