'There is a lack of any debates about women's rights, certainly not in terms of how to take them forward. ... Partly, it's a reaction to the way the former regime used women's rights, and partly it's a concession to the Islamists.'
-- Ahlem Belhaj (above left), president of the Tunis-based Association tunisienne des femmes démocrates/Tunisian Association of Democratic Women. (photo credit) Belhaj was quoted in an Al Jazeera English story whose title, "Tunisia: Women's rights hang in the balance," provides a pithy commentary on women's campaign for recognition as the post-Ben Ali regime is shaped.