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New electoral law abandons gender parity guarantees

15 Sep 2022


Rights at stake and state’s obligations

The actor of the backlash

The form of backlash

On 15 September, President Kais Saied passed a new electoral law by presidential decree. Tens of feminist associations, including the Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates (ATFD) have condemned the new law as it does not stipulate gender parity among candidates. They highlighted that the inclusion of strict gender parity guarantees constituted one of the achievements of the previous voting system.

see Business News , Le Monde

Initiatives to support: Joint statement from the Tunisian Feminist Dynamic, including ATFD