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Nawres Zoghbi Douzi

Nawres Zoghbi Douzi

WHRD, activist

Nawres Zoghbi Douzi is a Tunisian woman human rights defender, a political activist and an intersectional feminist. She is a co-founder and member of several grassroot campaigns. She was a volunteer member in the monitoring unit of human rights violations of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) during the massive protests and arrests in Tunisia in 2021. Nawres was part of the General Union of Tunisian Students (UGET) and was elected as the student’s representative on behalf of her university for over 2 years.


Following the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali as a result of the historic protests in 2011, the situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) in Tunisia began to improve substantially. In particular the lifting of legal impediments to the work of human rights defenders and progress in the adoption of human rights legislation have been significant. Numerous HRDs who had been persecuted by the Ben Ali's regime found opportunities for viable political participation including, notably, Moncef Marzouki who was elected interim President.