The 2011 spring revolution in Tunisia was the first of many regime change revolutions that affected the region of North Africa, followed by Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Images of Tunisian citizens protesting for regime change were viewed by the entire world. This year’s POINT conference again focused on regime changes and monitoring of newly elected officials via the use of new technologies.
Amira Yahyaoui has been an activist against Ben Ali’s regime as a member of the Tunisian anti-censorship & freedom of speech movement, she has been banned from the country for 5 years. Following the revolution in early 2011, she continues to focus on human rights with an emphasis on constitutional rights. Amira was Sawt Mostakel candidate in the Tunisian election earlier this fall, as a head of the youngest independent list.
Amira won the Vital Voices global trailblazer award as “Women Transforming the Middle East and North Africa” and has been ranked by Arabian business magazine as one of the most influential Tunisians.
Al Bawsala, is a tunisian NGO working on promoting human rights in Tunisia by repositioning citizens at the core of political action and by defending the concepts of social progress and human rights.