Fighting Corruption and Defending Human Rights: A Tunisian Perspective

Country: Tunisia
December 3, 2020

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“The skills that helped me fight corruption are the ability to analyze, deconstruct, communicate, understand the country’s legislative system, and understand international frameworks and institutions for fighting corruption.”

Jamila Ksiksi discusses the skills she developed as an activist in student movements and civil society that allowed her to succeed in government, as a woman in Tunisia. She highlights how she worked to fight corruption in government and her four main areas of focus after entering parliament. She speaks about how she worked to defend human rights as Tunisia drafted a new constitution after the Arab Spring.

Jamila is a Tunisian Parliamentarian, elected to office in 2014. In 2016 she was appointed Assistant to the President of the Assembly. She is a founding member of the Civil Poles for Development and Human Rights Network. She is committed to defending human rights, fighting anti-corruption, and supporting good governance and transparency.