Lina Ben Mhenni

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
On January 27th, 2020 I lost a friend and my country lost an icon. Lina was one of the bravest and freest women I have ever met. To me, she was our Tunisian David and for years she fought the Goliath of Ben Ali’s dictatorship. Everyone in Tunisia knows Lina’s bravery and her indefatigable fight for justice and human rights. These past years and at the height of her illness, she kept joining marches and

10 years ago, we started our Revolution…

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
December 17, 2010, is when democracy in Tunisia and in North Africa began. Far from a celebration, I see this day as a commemoration for people who lost their lives to free us Tunisians here and abroad. Ten years later, the struggle for jobs, freedom, and dignity for all is ongoing. Many Tunisians have the feeling that the revolution failed them. But I don’t. I just realize how hard it is to deconstruct decades of authoritarianism

14 janvier 2020 – Peut-on encore rêver 10 ans après la Révolution tunisienne?

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
Un magnifique soleil pour commémorer le 14 janvier, date anniversaire de la Révolution tunisienne. 2020, c’est aussi 10 ans, l’anniversaire du début de la chute du régime de Ben Ali. On peut légitimement se demander ce qui a été fait pour que les jeunes s’épanouissent dans notre pays depuis. Où trouver ce bilan? Il aurait d’abord fallu que l’épanouissement des jeunes femmes et des jeunes hommes eût été au coeur des priorités des différents gouvernements

Omezzine Khélifa is helping Tunisian youth find their voice.

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
Omezzine Khélifa is helping Tunisian youth find their voice.
2017 in Tunisia. Seven years after the Jasmine Revolution ignited the Arab Spring Uprisings, Tunisia holds a powerful role in world politics. People strive to build democracy where everyone has equal rights, and no one is forcing a regime political party on others. “For the first time in Tunisian history, we are able to reach out to youth and do research,” Omezzine Khélifa said. Khélifa is a Tunisian politician and civil society activist, and founder of a youth empowerment