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Door to door campaigns and more activities by AJC to promote women's participation in rights in Kef in Tunisia

25.08.2017 / Created by IEMed
Door to door campaigns and more activities by AJC to promote women's participation in rights in Kef in Tunisia

The Association Joussour de Citoyenneté (Bridges of Citizenship Association) has been quite busy this summer promoting women’s participation in municipal elections and celebrating Tunisian women’s advances and achievements.

Starting from July 31st and throughout August 2017, AJC has been carrying out door to door campaigns in different villages and towns of Kef Governorate (North West of Tunisia) where members of the Association distributed leaflets among local women while explaining to them and discussing the advantages and the importance of women’s participation and engagement in the municipal elections. The campaign’s main objective was encourage women to run for local and municipal elections, as women’s political participation shouldn’t be limited to voting.

On August 13th, AJC celebrated the National Women’s Day which commemorates the approbation in 1956 of the Personal Status Code, a code which brought positive changes on women’s condition in Tunisia. The celebration lasted three days and included poetry sessions with the participation of two female poets, respectively Amal Manaai and Hanan Alawi; an art exhibition featuring the paintings of Habiba Massoudi; artisan exhibition, and a series of seminars on the recently adopted law regarding the elimination of violence against women, as well as on the challenges facing female artisans like poor marketing. This festivity also included musical and artistic sessions with female prisoners with whom the association discussed their post-prison re-integration and plans.

The festivity was also covered by local media as radio Kef’s report is available here


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