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Tunisian Women March Against Gender-Based Violence Under the #EnaZeda Movement

The march comes after a newly-elected politician was allegedly seen on video masturbating outside of a school.

This past Saturday, hundreds of Tunisian women took to the streets of Tunis in protest against gender-based violence in the country, according to the BBC. Under the banner of #EnaZeda, the Arabic translation of the #MeToo movement, the women urged the government to exercise political will in ending violence against women and carried brooms to symbolize the "sweeping away" of gender-based violence. The march comes after a video and images emerged which allegedly showed the newly-elected member of parliament, Zouheir Makhlouf, masturbating outside of a school in October.

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Interview: Emel Mathlouthi On Her First English Album & New Challenges

The artist gives OkayAfrica an exclusive interview on the process and thoughts behind Everywhere We Looked Was Burning.

Singer and songwriter Emel Mathlouthi is kicking off a world tour showcasing her latest album, Everywhere We Looked was Burning. Mathlouthi was born and raised in Tunisia where she developed a keen musical talent and cultivated her signature, haunting voice.

While she gained worldwide recognition for her song "Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)" when it became the impromptu anthem of the Arab Spring, prompting a performance at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, her new album shows a different versatility—it's almost completely written in English.

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