Tunisian Youth Parliament – Youths’ Contribution to Elections

National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jaafar laid emphasis on youths’ responsibility in making of the legislative and presidential elections a success, “by controlling the electoral process and mobilising citizens for these events.” Chairing, Thursday, the opening of the second session of the Tunisian Youth Parliament, Ben Jaafar voiced wish that these youths will be elected after five years […]

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47 Percent of Candidates in Legislative Elections Are Women, 12 Percent Among Them Are Heads of List (neila Chaabane)

“47% candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections are women with only nearly 12% are heads of list,” Secretary of State for Women and Family Affairs Neila Chaabane said Monday. Speaking at a seminar on “Women’s rights at election time and the role of the integral law in combating violence against women and girls,” Mrs. Chaabane said women’s participation in political […]

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Death of Two Young Women in Kasserine – HRW Calls for Thorough and Independent Investigation

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organisation called for a thorough and independent investigation on the fatal shooting, last August 23 in Kasserine, of two young women by police. According to a statement released public, Thursday, it also claimed to make sure that any officers who used their weapons unlawfully are held fully accountable. “These latest deaths show an urgent need […]

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Diamond League – Stockholm Meeting – Women’s 3000 Metres Steeple – Habiba Ghribi Wins Silver Medal

Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi, silver medallist at the London Olympics 2012, repeated her performance by finishing second at the 3000m steeple race in the 11th stage of the Diamond League Thursday evening in Stockholm. The Tunisian athlete was very close to the highest step of the podium, clocking 9min 18sec 39, one second and 35 cents behind Ethiopia’s Hiwot Ayalew, gold […]

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Working Session Between Truth and Dignity Authority and PM

Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa had, Tuesday, a working session with members of the Truth and Dignity Authority during which arrangements to be taken to facilitate the authority’s task and speed up setting up its central and regional structures. In a statement to the media at the end of the meeting, Authority President Sihem Ben Sedrine said that the arrangements consist […]

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