Tunis/Tunisia — Pesident of the National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT), Radhia Jerbi, said Tuesday that she called on Prime Minister-designate Hichem Mechichi to strengthen the representation of women in the line-up of the next government, especially in the sovereignty ministries.
In a statement to the media at the end of her meeting Tuesday afternoon in Dar Dhiafa in Carthage with the PM-designate, as part of the consultations for the formation of the government, she called for the need not to limit the presence of women to "stereotypical ministries", and "to break with this tradition".
She said she is counting on the PM-designate's understanding of this call, providing for "a broad participation of women in the next composition of the government, "not only at the head of the sovereignty ministries, but in all decision-making positions.
According to Jerbi, the meeting was also an opportunity to review the concerns of national women's organisations, and to seek their views on the next government.
President Kais Said, had handed over a mission letter last Saturday evening at the Carthage Palace, instructing Hichem Mechichi to form the new government within a maximum of one month, starting Sunday 26 July 2020.