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2014 Fellow
Women's Initiative Fellowship Program

Inspired by the 2011 Tunisian Revolution, and the demand for more freedom, transparency, and democracy, Afràa determined to work on the fight against corruption and to help lead her country forward. She has participated in many academic workshops and public service projects to advocate for women’s roles in establishing the new democratic Tunisia. Her goal is to ensure women and girls, especially in disadvantaged regions, enjoy their rights and liberties in a way that encourages independence and preserves dignity.

Afràa strongly believes that education is not only the key to unlock the door of freedom, but also a responsibility that society owes itself. She hopes to start an educational program to assist in the advocacy of women attending college in the disadvantaged areas of Tunisia. She believes working with students, teachers, and families to successfully cultivate an educationally ambitious community will result in an environment where attending college is considered the "norm" and something that every girl, regardless of her background, can attain.

For these reasons and more, Afràa is excited to join forces with the strong and supportive network that the Women’s Initiative Fellowship offers in order to help her make her next big step into a career that she is passionate about.

Afràa is currently finishing her Common Law Master studies at the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. Additionally, Afràa is attending another leading Law and Political Sciences Faculty, Campus Al-Manar, in order to obtain a Master’s Degree in International Public Law. In 2012, Afràa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a License Degree in Public Law. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art.

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