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It has been some 60 years since Tunisia granted women some of the most far-reaching rights in the Arab world, becoming a pioneer in the region.
Where is the country now? – two years on from the Arab Spring and on Friday of all days – International Women’s Day?
In the mid-1950s, Tunisia abolished polygamy, scrapped repudiation and allowed abortion and divorce.
But since the arrival of the Islamist party, Ennahda, as the major force in the country’s constituent assembly, there are fears that these major advances maybe reversed.
That is a charge denied by one of the group’s 42 female assembly members.
Latifa Habachi told euronews: “During the electoral campaign, they all said ‘if Ennahda wins, it will allow polygamy, that women will have to stay at home’, but look since Ennahda is in power none of that has happened.”