The Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women condemns the beating of a member of the Assembly of the Representatives of People in Tunisia, Abir Moussa, on the premises of the parliament. The coalition calls for the renunciation of political violence against women, especially since the Republic of Tunisia has issued a pioneering law, “Law 58 of 2017,” related to the elimination of violence against women, including violence and political discrimination. The coalition calls for the need to stop allowing impunity for perpetrators of such acts. It also calls for the importance of Arab parliaments to review the guide the coalition released on December 9, 2020, on violence against women in public life, which is published on its website, as it includes recommendations to take actions necessary to reduce political violence against women at the national, parliamentary, political parties, civil society and the media levels.
Violence against women is no longer acceptable, and political violence has become incompatible with the successes achieved by women in decision-making positions, and has become an obstacle to women’s sustainability in leadership positions, as this violence affects women’s work in a negative way, and sends a negative message to young leaders about the political work environment, which is supposed to be a safe and stimulating environment for women.