Bewilderment, scorn, resentment. Women's rights activists across the Middle East are reacting with everything but joy to topless demonstrations in Europe by a Ukrainian feminist group held in solidarity with a Tunisian woman who posted topless photos of herself protesting religious oppression.
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The case of a young Tunisian woman who was allegedly raped by police officers, and who along with her fiancé was charged with “indecent behaviour” when she filed a complaint, made international headlines towards the end of September. The case infuriated women’s rights advocates and highlighted an important issue in post-revolution Tunisia: addressing violence against women.
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A young woman allegedly raped by two policemen was questioned Tuesday by a magistrate in Tunis who is to decide whether she is to be charged with indecency, a court source said, in a case that has sparked outrage.
Nearly 30,000 persons rallied on Monday evening in Tunis to claim the protection and advancement of women's gains and enshrine effective gender equality into the new constitution. It started about two hours after fast-breaking from the January 14 Square in Tunis and headed to Mohamed V Avenue where demonstrators gathered in front of the Human Rights Square, shouting slogans calling for total equality between men and women.
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Female politicians and human rights activists condemned proposed text in the new Tunisian constitution that describes women as "men's associates", Tunisia Live reported.
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