Amira Yahyaoui

Amira Yahyaoui

President and Founder
Al Bawsala
Meredith Greenberg Yale World Fellow

Amira is a Tunisian human rights advocate and founder of the award winning Al Bawsala, a public policy and accountability NGO. Through Marsad (monitor in Arabic), Al Baswala monitors the work of the Tunisian Parliament, the Constitutional Assembly and Tunisian city halls, using technology to make information accessible to citizens. 

While still a teenager, Amira was banned from her homeland for her activism and fled to Paris where she was stateless for several years. Following her country’s revolution in 2011, Amira returned to Tunisia for the transition and writing of the Tunisian constitution. She won a Vital Voices Global Trailblazer award in 2012 for women transforming the Middle East and was named top 100 most powerful Arab women by Arabian Business Magazine

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