Tunisia > Support for Women in Politics in Tunisia
This report was completed following an anlaysis of data collected from the July - August 2011 pre-election survey. While not all data collected is presented in this report, the focus is on gender disaggregated data relavent to women's political participation and participant social attitudes and knowledge of gender issues. Women were an integral part in the protests that took place throughout 2011, working to secure a "spot at the table" for inclusion in discussion and policy making. Large numbers of women went to the polls to vote, and elected over 30 women into parliament. Despite this, the Inter-Parliamentary Union reported that in Tunisia, voters elected women to two less seats than they did in 2009. Women continue to demand rights and recognition in the political process and are looking for greater representation in government.
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