Research - Civil and political rights - Tunisia

Research seminar on gender and politics

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Research seminar on gender and politics

10 and 11 April 2014 in Tunis

Multiple studies have shown that taking into account the gender data on politics results in decisive contributions to the analysis of political subjects. The gender concept has proven to be essential to explain political phenomena concerning gender social relations and also to unveil the gender dimension.

Both for research and for action, the crossing of the gender concept with politics entails a dual questioning: on the one hand, the uses of gender in the political field with all it involves in terms of the categories of the feminine and the masculine, notably inequalities, and, on the other, the effects of gender on the political field and, reciprocally, the effects of the political field on gender.

The seminar sought to favour and support the implementation of research and training structures in gender studies; strengthen the links with civil society based on reflection on the issue of gender; enhance reflection on methodology in gender studies based on politics; and reflect on the Tunisian experience of the issue.

Results: This seminar yielded results at two levels: young researchers (PhD candidates) from Algeria, Morocco, France and Tunisia were able to work together in a methodological research workshop on gender, presenting their own research work, framed by professors-researchers; strengthening the links between university students, researchers and the association world for a better knowledge of the field, which helped researchers, professors, educators, students and policy-makers to contribute to transforming the mechanisms at work in relations between women and men from a democratic perspective.

This seminary is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacity of equality actors”, of the project “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment”, labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.


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