Keyword: Kairouan

The hidden scandal of Tunisia's female farm workers killed on the roads

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Rebah standing in front of her sister's makeshift hairdressing salon. © LB Rebah standing in front of her sister's makeshift hairdressing salon. © LB

A number of fatal road accidents in April 2019 highlighted the plight of many female agricultural workers in the North African country. These women, who have long been regarded as a source of cheap exploitable labour and many of whom live in poverty, are effectively forced to take perilous journeys in the backs of pick-ups and lorries to their place of work. They are now hoping for changes in their work and living conditions. Lilia Blaise reports.