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Tunisia

Tunisia is commonly considered a leading country in both the Arab and Muslim worlds, as far as women's rights are concerned. Thanks to the policy initiated by Habib Bourguiba, the militant leader who played a major role in the struggle for the country's independence and ruled over it for 30 years (1956-87), women in Tunisia now enjoy the same schooling and work opportunities as men. Under favorable laws, they have been granted the chance to live an active and emancipated life. Government institutions and organizations have been created to help them progress in their career and personal life.

Promising Statistical Changes

In the field of education, 99 percent of 6-year-old girls went to school in 2007. Compared to 32 percent of the total secondary school population in ...

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