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Why Tunisians (Don’t) Vote for Women

Magazine article
Authors Ellen Lust
Lindsay Benstead
Amaney Jamal
Published in Islam and International Order
Volume 15
Pages 37-41
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Political Science
Pages 37-41
Language en
Keywords Islam, Tunisia, women, elections, gender
Subject categories Globalization Studies


Women’s under-representation in political leadership is a longstanding problem that exists at a nearly universal level, despite progress toward gender equality in some countries. A recent U.N. report on women offers staggering evidence of gender inequality, demonstrating that no country in the world has reached parity. And, even in the United States, one need only witness the debate over Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy to realize that even where female representation is promoted, gender stereotypes and biases are widespread.

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