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A woman's memories from a minefield
Nabil Dowaikat   

A woman's memories from a minefield | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe film of the memories flash before my eyes on the road to Kasserine, where the editors sent me to shoot an investigation into the terrible attack that took place there. While the driver hurtles fast to get us there as soon as possible, I and my colleagues speak of the function that each of us will have on site. Arablog

 
The fight of the workers of Mamotex: from self-management to despair
Monia Ben Hamadi, Haïfa Mzalouat and Erige Sehiri   

The fight of the workers of Mamotex: from self-management to despair | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWithin the context of the declining textile industry and rising unemployment, the fate of 67 women workers of Mamotex in Chebba, a factory specialized in confection for European brands, seemed sealed. After twenty years of business, the company owner decided to close its doors, threatening the jobs of its employees who were left without payment since the beginning of the year. Inkyfada

 
Bardo’s terror and the cursed circle
Gianluca Solera   

Bardo’s terror and the cursed circle | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAnother slap to the Tunisian Revolution, another stab in the womb of the Arab Spring. The attack to the Museum of Bardo of March 18, 2015, was a political act. Contrary to what several Western media have related, the attack was most probably not orchestrated by ISIS, but by a brigade named ?Aqba Ibn N?fi?a, connected to al-Q??eda in the Islamic Maghreb.

 
Mohamed Ali, Amina and Hichem: 1023 dinars per month
Saba Sbouai   

Mohamed Ali, Amina and Hichem: 1023 dinars per month | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMohamed Ali, Amina and Hichem: 1023 dinars per month | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMohamed Ali and Amina have recently become parents of Hichem, 1.5 years old. They “earn” 1023 dinars per month, around 450 euros, but they spend 1299 euros. A dip into their wallets, to look at the independence of a young couple in Tunisia, in the company of Inkyfada.

 
Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality
Övgü Pinar   

Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAs Tunisians marked the third anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution this month, the country was in the headlines all over the world once again, but this time due to a constitutional “revolution”.

 
Why do the Tunisian women divorce more and more often?
Rafika Bendermel   

Why do the Tunisian women divorce more and more often? | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWhile the number of divorces requested by wives in Tunisia grows steadily, the story of Meriem, a young obese woman pushed to marry a man she met on Facebook and from whom later divorced with difficulties, illuminates the difficult path of Tunisian women, caught between apparently very “advanced” laws and a society still deeply entrenched in a patriarchal culture. Tunisie Bondy Blog

 
Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage
Rafika Bendermel   

Tunisia/Libya: Between terrorism and civil war, Libyan refugees held hostage  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAmong the countries that have seen a forced march to migration in the Mediterranean area in recent years, the Libyan case could be an exception. Indeed, despite the mass exodus of at least one and a half million Libyans at the climax of the civil war, many have found refuge in Tunisia, the only state to have obtained a democratic benefit from the Arab Spring.(Ebticar / Tunisie Bondy Blog)

 
Salafis out of the mosques
Rafika Bendermel   

Salafis out of the mosques  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSalafis out of the mosques  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSidi Bouziz has been the subject of bitter disputes after the fall of the dictatorship. Symbol of the Tunisian uprising, this city located in the hinterland of the country has long been controlled by the Salafis. Until the people have recaptured all its mosques.

 
The ferryman of souls
Sana Sbouai   

The ferryman of souls | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe ferryman of souls | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn Sfax Father Jonathan accompanies migrants who have lost their lives trying to reach Europe to their resting place. He offers a decent burial to these lost travelers in the Christian cemetery of the city. (Ebticar /Inkyfada)

 
Culture(s) and terroir. Tunisia rediscovers its authentic tastes
Adel Habbassi   

Culture(s) and terroir. Tunisia rediscovers its authentic tastes  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe Laboratoire des Études Maghrébines, Francophones, Comparées et Médiation Culturelle has organised an international symposium entitled “Taste and disgust,” on the 13th and 14th of July in Monastir, Tunisia. This conference is a continuation of two previous editions that have addressed various issues related to “taste”.

 

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