Aya Chebbi, a young Tunisian leader of great courage and audacity, speaks passionately about rewriting history to make it right for future generations. What we call ‘Arab Spring’, Aya’s generation calls a ‘Revolution of Dignity’.
Her 4-minute speech was given at the UN Women event, 10 March, ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,’ to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, which led to a blueprint for advancing women’s rights.
Young women like myself have taken to the streets, unafraid to die for freedom…. When I reflect on the past four years, I recognise the boldness of my generation which shaped its own destiny and that of future generations…. Through the efforts and sacrifices of young women, our mark upon dignity and equality shall not go unrecognised. Our experiences shall not go unnoticed…. We shall continue to be on the front line.