Tunisian Women Protest Against Mermaid Advertising

Tunisian woman on fish sale platform

Tunisian woman on fish sale platform

One of the commercial centres in Tunisia, has used a woman on a platform used for selling fish as a form of advertising to attract buyers. This action lead to an uproar by Arab women who described this promotional stunt as ‘a cheap marketing procedure’, ‘degrading to the dignity of women’, ‘preach of women’s rights’ and ‘a violation of women’s human rights guaranteed by conventions and international treaties.
Women went on-line to call upon all women rights networks to show solidarity to end such demeaning use of women and called upon the Arab Federation of Trade Unions to take a stand and stop such degrading practices, described as a form of modern slavery practised against women.

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