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About Amira Mhadhbi

Amira Mhadhbi is a Tunisian feminist activist currently living in London. After the Tunisian revolution, in which she played an active role in, she continued to be active on the Tunisian Left, opposing the reactionary and counter-revolutionary currents that have emerged in both government and society. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Tunis I. She is currently conducting postgraduate research on state feminism in Tunisia.

Articles by Amira Mhadhbi

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

State feminism in Tunisia: reading between the lines

The Tunisian experience with state feminism is a model to draw lessons from, especially for the Arab-Muslim countries whether governed by liberal autocratic regimes or Islamist regimes: whenever the regime talks in favour of women, read between the lines.

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