Tunisia’s Dhaouadi: Dignity and Freedom At Last

After years of repression, Aicha Dhaouadi is serving parliament for the Islamist party. “Try to know us more,” she says to those who suspect a veneer of moderation. Last of three profiles of women playing active roles in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

Tunisia’s Om Zied Stays Sharp as Power Shifts

Om Zied made her fame as a fierce, visionary critic of the now-deposed Ben Ali. Now she has shifted focus and is keeping tabs on the ruling Islamist party. Second of three profiles of women playing active roles in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

Souid Opens Lingo of Lawmaking in New Tunisia

Karima Souid, a foreign-born deputy in Tunisia’s constituent assembly, has broadened the language of lawmaking to include dialectical Arabic, the common tongue. The first of three profiles of women playing active roles in post-revolutionary Tunisia.