Ahlem Belhadj

Ahlem Belhadj (Arabic: أحلام بالحاج, romanized: ʾAḥlām Bālḥājj; 1964 – 11 March 2023) was a Tunisian psychiatrist and women's rights campaigner. Serving at various times as president, chair, and director of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD), Belhadj campaigned for better treatment of women in Tunisia. She successfully fought for the right of women and children to apply for passports without permission of their husband or father. Belhadj led a march of thousands of women against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali during the 2011 Tunisian Revolution. She was the 2012 winner of the Simone de Beauvoir Prize and placed 18th on Foreign Policy's 2012 list of global thinkers.

Ahlem Belhadj
Belhadj in 2018
Died11 March 2023 (aged 5859)
Tunis, Tunisia
Other namesDr. Belhadj
OccupationChild psychiatrist
Known forWomen's rights campaigns

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