Civil and political rights - Tunisia

MARSADNISSA: Analyzing gender justice and judicial stereotypes in Tunisia

19.05.2021 / Created by MRAM

This report presents the results of a four year initiative to develop and implement an online Observatory of domestic court decisions in women’s rights cases in Tunisia, https://www.marsadnissa.tn.

Through the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Algiers and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tunis, MRA Mobilising for Rights Associates designed this initiative with the goal of expanding access to justice for women in Tunisia through the creation of a participatory, practical tool for research, monitoring and advocacy on women’s rights in local courts.

This Tunisia Observatory built on previous experiences developing and implementing a similar on-line database of local court decisions on women’s rights in Morocco, at http://marsadnissa.ma/

Specifically, this initiative aimed to encourage the application by courts of international human rights standards and new constitutional provisions on women’s rights; to facilitate the exchange of information and strategies among legal and justice sector professionals, local associations and other stakeholders; and to create public expectations of transparency, accountability and responsiveness in the justice system’s treatment of women’s rights cases.

The Tunisian online Observatory is the result of collective, community-based efforts, involving a wide range of participants, including activists, non-governmental organizations, lawyers, academics, and public actors in various urban and rural regions across Tunisia.

Infos

  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : MRA
  • Publishing house : MRA
  • Publication date : 2021
  • Number of pages : 59
  • Language : English, Arabic

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Anne Laure Humbert
RIHAN ASSOCIATION for Youth and Development
Independent Researcher
Organization of Backing Liberal and Social Development (OBLSD)
Amal Association for the family and the child
Equity, Parity and Gender Mainstreaming Commission of Guelmim
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
Women's Network for Mentoring / Networking (RFMN)
Youth & Women Empowerment Forum
Arab Women Parlamentarian Network
Madanyat
The Arab Association for Human Rights
Abdulhakeq Al Barghazi
Kings Road Association
Djerba Solidarity & Development Association
Women & Cinema
Sama Goods
Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
Centre ADHUC—Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat
EMUI_ EuroMed University
Association Marocaine des Femmes Progressistes (AMFP)
Rayhana Association for Women of Jendouba
Badr Eltawayel
Benaz Batrawi
Faculty Affiliate, PHRGE, Northeastern College of Law
Myriem Narjis
For You Libya Group
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH)
Women and Leadership
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)
Savera Liverpool
Hajar Foundation for Community Development
Creativity Center for Citizenship and Democracy
Kayan Feminist Organization

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