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Leveraging the Technovation Challenge, Tunisian girls start coding

17 April 2017

Girls across Tunisia are getting ready for the third edition of the Technovation Challenge, a global initiative that invites girls aged 10 – 18 years to learn and apply technology to solve problems within their communities. Working in teams, girls build mobile applications and use business planning to launch these apps, supported by mentors. Some 70 teams and more than 300 applicants have registered for the 2017 national pitch in Tunisia, and finalists would be announced in May 2017. More

From where I stand: “One day, I want to wake up to find gender equality is real”

24 February 2017

Hayfa Sdiri has created a platform for Tunisian youth, connecting entrepreneurs with ideas, skills and funders. More

Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics

28 June 2016

Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity in Article 49 of the electoral law. More

UN Women applauds the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

09 October 2015

Today as the evidence grows that inclusive peace processes are likelier to end in sustainable peace, UN Women applauds the decision of the Nobel Peace Committee to honour the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. More

Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights

11 February 2014

Following the revolution and months of protests starting in 2011, Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly adopted a new Constitution on 26 January 2014, considered a harbinger of change for gender equality in the Arab States. More

“The inclusion of women and gender equality must be an integral part of any political solution and transitional arrangements for Syria” – Executive Director

24 September 2013

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on security and women’s experiences in Egypt, Yemen and Syria, at a General Assembly side event on “Inclusive transition: The role of women in political transition in the MENA region,” New York, 24 September 2013. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

06 March 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

On National Women’s Day, UN Women congratulates the Government and people of Tunisia on their leadership in women’s empowerment and gender equality

13 August 2012

On National Women's Day, UN Women recognizes and applauds the historic role Tunisia has played in the region as a pioneer for gender equality and women's rights. More

Executive Director of UN Women to Focus on Central Role of Women in Democracy on First Official Visit to Tunisia

16 June 2011

Ms. Bachelet will call for greater participation of women in current reform process, increased economic opportunities, and protection of women and girls especially in border regions. More

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