More countries must follow Tunisia and ban violence against women

Woman with Tunisian flag painted on face.

After much fighting by civil society, violence against women has been banned in Tunisia.

Of: Patricia Grundberg

In Tunisia, almost half of all women are exposed to violence. Until recently, violence was not illegal, but after a fierce struggle, the country has now banned gender-based violence. Tunisia's work to establish national support for the law can stand as an example for other countries, writes Patricia Grundberg at the UN Population Fund UNFPA.

November 27, 2018, Debate