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Rania Amdouni

Rania Amdouni

HRD, Artist

Rania Amdouni is an artist, woman human rights defender, and member of Damj (the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality). Her work focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering women in Tunisia. She also defends the rights of marginalised and vulnerable groups, including the LGBT+ community.


Advances on freedom of expression have remained more limited than on freedom of association and assembly in Tunisia. The new Press Code, which was intended to liberalise the environment for journalists and strengthen freedom of expression maintained provisions on criminal defamation. It also remains an offence to distribute “false information”, a provision often used to prosecute human rights defenders under the past regime.