How Khedija Arfaoui’s Tragedy Strengthened her Peace Activism in Tunisia



On New Year’s Eve 2017, a suicide bombing in Istanbul left 40 dead. Among those who lost their loved ones is longtime Tunisian peace activist, academic, and NESA Alumnus Khedija Arfaoui. Although Arfaoui is still in disbelief that she will no longer see her son and daughter-in-law, she continues to raise her voice in the face of extremism and violence.

Arfaoui spoke to Aya Nader about her work, peace in the Middle East, women’s pivotal role in change and why she is attending the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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