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The Disintegrating Fabric of Tunisian Politics: The Niqab Ban and Tunisian Flag Desecration at Manouba University
It’s difficult to say how it started. For clarity’s sake, let’s begin on 28 November 2011. Enraged at the university’s enforcement of the niqab ban, a group of Salafists took the Dean of the College of Letters at Manouba University hostage. (Students at Manouba, and at universities around the country, are prohibited by presidential decree from wearing the niqab while in class). Protestors, swelling at times to 200, came to the defense of female ...Keep Reading »
Nura Suleiman holds a BA in International Studies, with a concentration on the Middle East, History, and Arabic, from Middlebury College. She is currently working towards an MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes at the United Nations-Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Her myriad jobs have ranged from an agroforestry extension agent with the US Peace Corps in Cameroon, to a forensic accounting consultant auditing large-scale development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, to leading work programs in the Dalai Lama's hometown of McLeod Ganj, India.
"The neoliberalization of the Turkish economy brought about new ways to exploit all forms of women’s labor... the government’s vested interest is not in protecting women workers from the violations of capital, but in creating the conditions in which her body is primarily understood as the site of reproduction."click | email | tweet