political participation

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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?”

Bertha Zapeta and Mérida Cacao. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Move your chair into the circle: Indigenous women’s political participation in Guatemala

Raising Her Voice works in 17 countries to promote the rights and ability of poor women to increase their influence and ensure their voices are heard so that those in power – from village leaders to politicians and lawmakers – become more accountable to them. Jenny Enarsson reports on a meeting of the Latin American Raising Her Voice participants.

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