» He played a pivotal role in shaping the debate over the advanced legal status of women – and did so in a way that embraced Tunisian culture, rather than rejecting it. Unlike other national liberation activists, who embraced Western ideas of civil rights, Haddad looked into Arab culture and Islamic scholarship – advancing the notion that Islam and basic human and civil rights cannot be disassociated »

Churchil then puts an emphasis on the importance of Haddad´s influence on the developements of these days.

» Today, the cause of women’s rights has taken on even greater meaning in post-uprising Tunisia, as new generations of Tunisians look to enshrine greater rights for women into its new constitution, and to continue to occupy the public sphere»

«For bold ideas, these activists need look no further than the figure of Tahar Haddad»

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