Mounira Balghouthi

Mounira Balghouthi, Tunisia Coordinator, manages the Marsadnissa Tunisia project, an initiative that aims to promote women’s rights in Tunisia through an online Observatory of domestic court decisions. She is responsible for facilitating and implementing gender justice trainings and technical workshops on the online platform, as well as coordinating the compilation and analysis of court decisions relating to women’s rights.

Mounira is a Tunisian activist and PhD researcher in Gender Philosophy in the Digital Age at Tunis el-Manar University.   She has a master’s degree in philosophy, obtained the CAPES in 1999, and since September 2000 has been a philosophy professor at the secondary level with Ministry of National Education.

From 2006 to 2014 Mounira was a member of the National Committee of Women Workers (CNFT) within the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT).  In 2011, she was a member of the ISIE (Independent Higher Authority for Elections in Kairouan) in charge of administrative and financial affairs.  She has previously participated in national, Arab regional and international training sessions in the areas of human rights, democratic governance and elections.

Mounira Balghouthi

In 2011, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Election Commission invited her to participate in a study visit to Poland to observe the electoral process and the parliamentary elections.  During the election observations in Poland, she received a certificate from the Office for Democratic Institutions. As part of her participation in BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) training from November 19, 2012 to December 1, 2012, she received a certificate from SEMI-ACCREDITES BRIDGE.

In 2012 Mounira was the Communication and Media Officer and Project Coordinator at the Center for Women Victim of Economic and Social Violence within the FTDES (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights) Kairouan section.  FTDES contributes to spreading the culture of economic and social rights based on international norms and national culture, as well as global initiatives related to economic and social development.  She is also in charge of coordinating the Women’s Unit, which aims to raise women’s awareness of their rights.

She can be reached at mounirabalghouthi@gmail.com.

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