Tunisian women took a major role in their country's 2011 uprising, leading the way for the spread of the Arab Spring. Women were empowered, they say, because they had for years participated in social mobilization activities by their unions. But there's still more work to do.
Says Souha Miladi, a school teacher and trade union member: "The revolution represents a hope for democracy. However, we cannot talk about democracy if we miss the sense of citizenship. Half of the society does not enjoy the feeling of citizenship. We cannot talk about a national popular democratic change without giving the cause of women the required attention.”