Tunisian women’s associations aim to lead efforts to prevent radicalization among women, but insufficient funding and inter-organizational divides hamper their efforts.
Tunisia’s UGTT has long been powerful, but its influence can endure only for as long as it remains united.
Declining economic conditions are a chief concern of citizens in the Middle East. Thus, the future of Salafi parties is ultimately tied to the success of their economic proposals.
The UGTT’s reemerging activism signals a growing emphasis in Tunisian politics on economic priorities.
The next year offers Ennahda a choice. Will it consolidate its position as a major political player in Tunisia, or will its internal divisions deepen?
“Overall, there is pride and joy among Tunis residents, who hope that the municipality will finally change under my leadership.”
Mayor Abderrahim discussed her role as the first female, democratically-elected mayor of Tunis, and how she is leading the charge to bring positive change to the capital.
Tunisia’s friends in the international community need to continue focusing on countering corruption and ensuring that this features prominently in foreign assistance.
The current trend in U.S. and European governments to pay less attention to human rights issues in Arab countries did not develop overnight, and is unlikely to disappear quickly, as it is connected to local, regional, and global trends.
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