In Tunisia, the person who dared to remove the flag of an extremist organization from the roof of an arts and humanities college was a woman, not a man. It was Khaoula Rashidi who confronted extremist Salafists and kept the Tunisian flag raised. The person who stood up against the country’s justice minister and thwarted his plans was also a woman. Judge Koulthoum Kennou, president of the association of Tunisian magistrates, launched a campaign against the minister - who belongs to the Islamist Ennahda party - and succeeded at preventing him from subjugating the judiciary to serve his party's interests.
In Tunisia, there's a long list of effective women in important fields, like those of the judiciary, law and politicsAbdulrahman al-Rashed
Tunisia light-years ahead
Despite its alliances and control over the decision making process, the Ennahda party failed at confronting women's groups who proved that the legacy of Habib Bourguiba is stronger than the influence of political Islamist leadershipsAbdulrahman al-Rashed