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George Washington University

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Spring 2012

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Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa


As the world turns it attention to Tunisia as the first state to undergo the democratic transition in the phenomenon known as the Arab Spring, women’s status has been a dominant theme among policy analysts, journalists, and scholars. As people debate their means of mobilization, I sought to document how women see their futures and their opinion of the democratic transition, and most importantly what this holds for women. This piece seeks to give women agency and a forum for them to share their stories, opinions, and perspectives of the future. In a time when so many thinkers are getting caught up in the current divisive political debate, it is important to look to the future and determine the goals of this democratic transition.


Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Women's Studies


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