The Human Impact

Tunisian constitution must enshrine equal status of women, says activist

September 19, 2012

 

Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui recalls how, at the age of 17, she narrowly missed being shoved under a subway train. This is just one example of the threats and pressures her family faced for their opposition to the country’s then president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted last year in a popular uprising.

Aid workers praise Tunisian generosity to Libya refugees

June 20, 2012

In early 2011 Tunisians hung a handwritten banner over the main street of the market town of Tataouine reading: “Welcome to our Libyan brothers”.

Could corruption be worse in Tunisia, Egypt after Arab Spring?

March 20, 2012

The “Arab Spring” was fuelled in part by popular desire to weed out corruption. But could graft in fact be on the rise in Egypt and Tunisia?