“My rights are lost until this day. I’m divorced and my husband is abroad so I can’t exercise my right to alimony. I have four kids and I am their sole provider.”

Leila Guitony, a divorced housewife and mother of four in the Tunisian city of Siliana, expresses deep disappointment as political deadlock continues following the 2011 revolution.

“My rights are lost until this day,” she says “I’m divorced and my husband is abroad so I can’t exercise my right to alimony. I have four kids and I am their sole provider. “

Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.

Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?

“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.

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