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Tunisia in Transition: Women in Limbo
Amidst a deteriorating security situation characterized by the assassination of two political leaders (in February and July 2013), the lethal attacks on the Tunisian army in the Chaanbi mountain range, and the ongoing clashes with the police, Tunisia is elbowing its way towards democratic transition. Compared to other Arab countries, Tunisia has made noticeable advances in what has come to be known as the “Arab Spring”; the political parties have agreed to shake hands and negotiate amidst a general sense that it was impossible for them to meet.
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