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More women in power in Tunisian municipalities

Cloé Lefevre
13 May 2017
The FPS Foreign Affairs supports initiatives which promote peaceful co-existence. Among other places, in Tunisia.

 

In Tunisia, women are rarely politically active. They are under-represented in management functions, or only fill subordinate positions. Nonetheless, their equal participation in political life is indispensable for building and maintaining democracy. Moreover, they do not have access to the instruments which are necessary to understand policies.

The objective: support the participation of women as voters and as candidates in three different districts for the municipal council elections in 2017.

As such, the FPS Foreign Affairs supports a project by the Tunisian Association de Développement et Communication sociale (ADCS) which targets the active citizenship, and especially capacity development, of Tunisian women. The objective: on a tentative basis, support the participation of women as voters and as candidates in three different districts for the municipal council elections in 2017. Around 60 politically-active women, who are working towards sharing power with men, will be trained and supported so that a list of candidates can be drawn up, who will be better prepared to win local elections.

Through election campaigns, the project also intends to raise awareness among young people, men, various parties and women regarding the importance of substantial female representation. Consequently, ADCS will also emphasise the development of self-confidence and female leadership.

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