Tunisia explores gender inequality on stage in ‘Terka’

The 30-minute play ‘Terka’ put on stage at 4me Art by a Ihlem Marzouki University collective, the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD), will serve as an introduction to debate on the issue of women’s inequality on International Women’s Day on Wednesday.

Although Tunisia boasts some of the most advanced legislation in the Arab world on the sensitive issue of equal rights between men and women, there are many issues yet to be clarified as concerns family law such as inheritance rights, equality of parents as concerns their children and equality in criminal courts. A draft reform law that would result in greater equality was rejected in a parliamentary committee last year with motivations based on precepts from Islamic law.

And though drafted years ago, a law against domestic violence and for equality between the sexes has yet to be passed by the parliament.


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