When Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh visited the European Commission this past June, his meeting was not without controversy–especially by Femen activist members. While Tunisia is well-known for its liberal approach (especially comparatively) to women’s rights in the Arab world, the 2011 election of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party has drawn concern among several human rights and feminist activist groups throughout the world. It’s not without cause, either; some parliamentary members of the majority party proposed including a clause in the constitution that in family life, women were complimentary–not equal–to men.
A Femen Activist Gets Tackled In Brussels
Published August 4, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017