Company: Minister of Women, Family, Children and Senior Citizens, Tunisia
Designation: Minister of Women, Family, Children and Senior Citizens, Tunisia
Occupation: Minister of Women, Family, Children and Senior Citizens, Tunisia
Lilia Labidi took over as Minister of Woman Affairs in the
new government of National Unity cabinet in January 2011, following the
overthrow of the old regime.
An anthropologist by profession, Labidi holds a doctorate in
psychology and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Paris.
Prior to taking up her post in the new government, Labidi
was a lecturer and researcher in clinical psychology at the Faculty of Science
in Tunis. She
is also a lecturer at the Institute of
Advanced Study at Princeton University
and at the Woodrow Wilson International
Center at the University of Washington.
As the author of several books and articles on sexuality,
violence against women and the oral history of the feminist movement in the
Arab world, Labidi is considered to be an expert in the development of women’s
rights in the Arab world.
Labidi is also an active member of the Association of
Tunisian Women for Research and Development and was a member of the steering
committee in 1989.