He also called for various amendments to the current legislation that would grant women equal rights as men, including those governing women's inheritance.
Is it permissible for me to marry a Christian man, if my religious commitment is safe and I am confident that this will not affect my Islam?
If the answer is no, then how can I call him to Islam, and do you have any organisations for calling people to Islam so that I can tell him to join you?
There are currently 75 women MPs in the country's 2017 parliament - the highest female representation in any Arab country - and their representation doesn't stop at the political sphere."Women represent 60 percent of those working in the medical sector, 35 percent in engineering, 41 percent in the judiciary, 43 percent in law and 60 percent in higher education.
Additionally, civil society is primarily based on the participation of women," Essibsi said.
The couple - Marwa Fawaz and Boutrous Kattoura - had both a church wedding and an Islamic wedding ceremony.
I am a Muslim girl, twenty years old, and I am in love with a foreign Christian man who does not speak Arabic.
We are convinced that the Tunisian legal mind will find appropriate formulas that do not conflict with religion and its purposes, or with the Constitution and its principles, towards full equality," he said.
At ceremony for National Women's Day on Sunday, #Tunisia President Essebsi honored several female figures with the Order of the Republic pic.twitter.com/Gz4z Uyg1Rt— James Wheeler (@wheelertweets) August 15, 2017The president's call coincided with the country's National Women's Day, which celebrates Tunisian women.
2778) The man is in a position of leadership over the woman, and it is not permissible for a non-Muslim to be in a position of leadership over a Muslim woman, because Islam is the true religion and all other religions are false.
If a Muslim woman marries a non-Muslim man, knowing the ruling thereon, then she is a zaaniyah and is subject to the hadd punishment for zina.
This wouldn't be the first time proposed changes to the current legislation have been brought to the table.