The Arab Spring started in Tunisia, and it sparked hope for a fairer civil society. Protesters stood up against oppression and poverty across the country. Now, Tunisia is focusing on ending oppression of girls and women.
Gender-based violence is still a problem for the country. However, Tunisia can be a model for gender equality in the rest of the Arab world. Even the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations applauds Tunisia’s new policies for women.
The organization cites both the country’s new constitution and landmark domestic violence laws as exemplary policies. Hopefully, Tunisia’s progress in creating gender equality will spread throughout the region. If so, it will be a new day for women in North Africa and the Middle East.
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