Saied Is Bad News for Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Saied Is Bad News for Women’s Rights in Tunisia
Then-candidate Kais Saied speaks to his supporters and the media after advancing to the second round of Tunisia’s presidential election, in Tunis, Tunisia, Sept.17, 2019 (AP photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy).

Tunisian President Kais Saied has steadily chipped away at a decade of democratic progress in the county since consolidating power in July 2021, and one of the rights most under threat is gender equality. Saied has used a variety of tools to give lip service to gender equality in Tunisia, while simultaneously undermining it.

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