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D. Mamelouk


Article 28 of the Tunisian Constitution: A Problem Among Many Others

[A graphic circulated to celebrate National Women's Day in Tunisia. Arabic reads,

Every year, Tunisians celebrate Women’s Day on 13 August with all due pomp and circumstance.  This year, however, seven thousand Tunisians — mostly women — took to Mohamed V Avenue in downtown Tunis to protest Article 28 proposed by the Constituent Assembly. Their demonstration reflects an increasing discontent that many Tunisians express over the wording of this article, which stipulates that women are "complimentary" to men. The word muwatinuun ...

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D. Mamelouk was born and raised in Tunisia. She is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and French at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.