Tunisia lies between Libya and Algeria and has a Mediterranean coastline along its north and east. It gained independence from France in 1956.
Tunisia is a North African nation with just under 11 million people. Its capital is Tunis. After French rule, leader Habib Bourguiba promoted a secular government and advanced women's rights. In 2011, its own popular protests against corruption sparked the Arab Spring movement. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Tunisia.
Women protesters helped topple the Tunisian regime in 2011. Now, women form some 30% of parliament. But compared to their male counterparts, many female politicians lack experience and confidence in the political game. They are gearing up to take a greater role in politics.
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