Gender Equality in Tunisia by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

Gender Equality in Tunisia: Between Law and Society I may be living in one of the most advanced countries in terms of gender equality. As far as I am concerned, this “honorable” label only regards to legislation and has nothing to do with real life. I won’t deny the fact that in Tunisia we, men … Continue reading Gender Equality in Tunisia by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

Being a Yala’er: Being a Zionist? by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

I’ve been trying for a while to figure out what I’m going to write next for Yala Café. I just kept waiting for the right moment to write about something personal and interesting. Three days ago, I was at the university waiting to attend a conference about the administrative court in Tunisia. Two friends of … Continue reading Being a Yala’er: Being a Zionist? by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

A Letter to the President Obama: Followed by a Poem by Rahma Shgaier, Tunisia

Dear Mr. President, Welcome to our region. I hope that your stay will be fruitful this time. I know that your visit is so expected. Many people have high hopes. Many people believe that peace in the region is possible, that change is possible. Right, It’s easy to say:“yes, we can” but do we really … Continue reading A Letter to the President Obama: Followed by a Poem by Rahma Shgaier, Tunisia

E-PEACE by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him” Martin Luther King, Jr. This is one of the most inspiring quotes I’ve ever read in my life. I believe that hate is the primary act of … Continue reading E-PEACE by Rahma Sghaier, Tunisia