- Tunisian Women in Favour of an Egalitarian Heritage A Long-Term Battle Sophie Bessis, October 2017 On last September 13, exactly one month after his promises made on Women’s Day, Beji Caid Essebsi abrogated the 1973 decree prohibiting marriages between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man. But his other promise of equal inheritance rights between the sexes, is a thornier question and keeping (...)
Fertility and Marriage in the Middle East: Paradoxical Trends
Françoise de Bel-Air, June 2017
The demographic transition in most Arab countries seemed irreversible. The levels of childbearing were steadily declining. And yet suddenly they have begun to rise, a rare occurrence in any society. The reasons are many, complex and overturn common beliefs.
Arab demography has given rise to (...)
- “Civil Society” in Tunisia: the Ambivalence of a New Seat of Power Hèla Yousfi , January 2017 In 2015 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian national dialogue in recognition of the example set by civil society in that country. But there is no avoiding the fact that being regarded as a model of democracy has not enabled Tunisia to satisfy the social and economic demands of its (...)