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Blog: Au cœur d’un moment historique : le vote en direct de la nouvelle Constitution tunisienne

Les premières élections démocratiques et transparentes en Tunisie du 23 octobre 2011 ont institué l’Assemblée nationale constituante (ANC) chargée de rédiger la nouvelle Constitution en une année. Après quatre brouillons et deux longues années de commissions et de tensions, l’ANC finira par voter la nouvelle loi fondamentale tunisienne en janvier 2014.

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Blog: At the heart of an historic moment: the new Tunisian Constitution is ratified

In January 2014, following four drafts and two years of commissions and tension, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Tunisia ratified its new Constitution. The NCA was instituted by Tunisia’s first open and democratic elections which took place on October 23, 2011. It was charged with drafting the new Constitution within a year.

Marie Soudnie in front of a whiteboard

Blog: Women's participation in politics in Haiti: many reasons for the struggle

“Why… Why fight such a painful battle if at the end of the day I can bring no real change to the lives of my fellow citizens?”

Engineering change at Oxfam

Blog: Engineering change at Oxfam

Uganda’s first female aeronautical engineer, Winnie Byanyima became executive director of Oxfam International in April 2013. According to Byanyima, her background as aeronautical engineer helped her develop strong analytical skills.

Prior to taking up her current role, she served as director of the UN

Program’s gender team and previously headed the African Union’s Directorate of Women, Gender and Development.

Young women in Senegal

Blog: Day 6: Gender Equality: It’s smart and it’s right

While farming is increasingly reliant on women’s labour, women’s lack of secure land tenure severely limits their influence over farming decisions. Closing the gender gap in land rights would increase productivity and total output. And it would help women exercise their rights as citizens.

By Madiodio Niasse, Secretariat Director, International Land Coalition (ILC) 

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