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Tunisian Women in the “Arab Spring”: The Singularity of Article 46 in the 2014 Constitution

Lilia Labidi

Abstract


The “Arab Spring” that began in Tunisia has provided the context for women to gain a number of victories. The adoption of the parity law, for which women have been struggling for more than two decades, opened the door of the Constituent Assembly to women wearing the hijab who had been previously excluded from participating in public life and formal politics, and enabled women to participate in writing the new Constitution. Tunisia lifted its reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2014.


Keywords


Tunisian Women; Arab Spring

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