Women in Tunisia celebrate the national Women’s Day annually on August 13th. The date marks the anniversary of the passage of what was a bold new legislation for women’s rights, the Code of Personal Status.
This law distinguished Tunisia from much of the rest of the Arab world as it set standards and rights for women on major issues such as marriage, education, child custody and equal pay.
Women’s rights are included in the country’s constitution, the one that was adopted on January 27, 2014, following the 2011 revolution. The constitution guarantee a strong protection of women’s rights.
This makes Tunisia one of the few countries in the MENA region with a constitutional obligation to work towards gender parity in elected assemblies.
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY
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