Monia Ben Hamadi

Editor with an eye for feature writing and contextualization. A feminist journalist, I am particularly interested in social movements against systems of domination and the transitional justice process in Tunisia.

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The Women who Survived at the Foot of Mount Mghilla

10 May 2019 |

In the village of Blahdiya, Fatma makes her way through the crowd gathered to offer their condolences. At her feet lay a grid of newly constructed graves: the final resting place of the Sabbela accident victims. Fatma could have been one of them, but fate had other plans for her. For this farm worker, survival is a daily struggle. 

Children trafficked into domestic servitude: the numbers

24 December 2018 |

According to government records — or the lack thereof — children trafficked into domestic servitude represent one of the most difficult-to-reach groups in Tunisia. Too long trapped behind closed doors, the truth about underage domestic labor is just starting to come out.  

Kamel Matmati: When state secrets are buried with the victim

11 July 2018 |

“A few days ago, one of the accused fled to France.”It’s July 10th, 2018, and lawyer Mokhthar Jemai stands livid in a Gabes courtroom. He has just informed the judge that Ali Boussetta, one of the main defendants in the disappearance of Kamel Matmati (the militant islamist last seen in October 1991) is on the run. Several witnesses claim to have seen Boussetta at the first hearing of the case. But now, a body is still not found, defendants are at liberty, and this case hopes to make history. 

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