5 Years After The Tunisian Revolution : Are Tunisians Losing Their Dignity? by Rahma Sghaier From Tunisia

Five years after the revolution of « Dignity », the country is still transitioning. Many observers praised Tunisia’s “budding democracy” and celebrated its last milestones : a new constitution, new promised democratic institutions, new political actors and just recently the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a coalition of civil society … Continue reading 5 Years After The Tunisian Revolution : Are Tunisians Losing Their Dignity? by Rahma Sghaier From Tunisia

Sexual Harassment in Tunisia: The Daily Nightmare by Rahma Sghaier from Tunisia

Walking quickly on my way back from university, I can hear distant music beats coming from somewhere. I close my eyes. I try to focus only on the music; and for a second I disappear. I am no longer here. I feel that the melody is coming from my inside and its beats are synchronized … Continue reading Sexual Harassment in Tunisia: The Daily Nightmare by Rahma Sghaier from Tunisia

‘Because You Too, You Wake Up Every Morning Hoping for a Better Future’ by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

Lately, I’ve been trying to bury my head in my pillow for as long as I can, desperately trying to escape the insane escalation of bloodshed surrounding us. I’m sitting now and thinking that even basic things can’t happen in many places in the Middle East…that on the other side of the world, many people … Continue reading ‘Because You Too, You Wake Up Every Morning Hoping for a Better Future’ by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

Are Tunisians “Happy”? by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

I woke-up on a morning that started like many others. All over the country, there was news of terrorists being chased, surrounded, shot and arrested at different locations. “God bless the police!” shout old people. “They are finally doing their real job” say younger people. They realize that the murderer of Chokri Belaid had been … Continue reading Are Tunisians “Happy”? by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

The Tunisian Woman: Another Arab Woman? Part 2 by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

I’ve just got back from a Human Rights Summer Camp with Amnesty International in my hometown Chebba (Tunisia) and you know what? I am not the same person as when I started. Have you ever asked yourself: “How much do I really know about my country?” “Is my way of seeing things realistic?” Well, I … Continue reading The Tunisian Woman: Another Arab Woman? Part 2 by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia