Gender Equality in Tunisia
Tunisia’s constitutional assembly voted on Monday to enshrine equality between men and women in its draft constitution, safeguarding the country’s status as having the Arab world’s most progressive laws on women’s right.Notably, gender equality will not change the privileged status of men with respect to inheritance.
The text enshrining gender equality was approved by 159 lawmakers out of the 169 who voted. Women's rights activists in Tunisia hailed the provisional approval of article 20, which states that "all male and female citizens have the same rights and duties. They are equal before the law without discrimination".
Also note that it is an ambitious task to dictate changes to the prevailing Arab and Muslim culture. I predict an enduring struggle.