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).
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.