Civil and political rights - Tunisia

Women's participation in public and political life in Tunisia at the local level

03.01.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

At the global level, there is still a structural under-representation of women in the traditional political field, including in senior positions. In Tunisia, despite a long-standing commitment of women in feminist movements and in civil society, women remain underrepresented in many areas of social and political life, particularly in political parties and unions. The reasons for this discrimination against women, thus, must be examined.

This article focuses on the political participation of women in Tunisia based mainly on two field diagnoses, one in Douar Hicher (suburb of Tunis), and the other in the cities of Monastir and Sousse. These studies were produced by the associations Path of Dignity - Tarik Al Karama (ACD) and Voices of Women in Jemmel (VFJ) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Women´s Foundation (FFEM) and the European Institute of Mediterranean (IEMed).


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Fondation des Femmes de l’Euro-Méditerranée
  • Publishing house : Wikigender
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 6
  • Language : French


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