UNITE Members per Country
IMEN BEN MOHAMED
Imen Ben Mohamed was born on November 13, 1984 in the Southern Tunisian city of Kebili. She left Tunisia with her family at the age of 14 in order to join her father, a political refugee, in Italy.
She graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in International Cooperation and Economic Development, as well as from the Tunisian Institute of Politics.
In Italy, she was Vice-President of the ‘Family and Working Policies’ of the National Youth and Civil Society Forum (Forum Nazionale dei Giovani). She is a human rights activist.
She was elected as a member of the National Constituent Assembly in the first free and fair Tunisian elections in 2011 for the constituency of Italy, served in the Legislation committee in the Tunisian Parliament, and became a member of the Consultative Council of the Union Arab Maghreb UMA.
Imen was again selected to head the electoral list in Italy for the 2014 parliamentary elections, and the Tunisian diaspora in Italy renewed its trust in her, electing her again to the Assembly of the People’s Representatives. As an Ennahdha deputy, she was a member and the rapporteur adjoins of the Rights, Liberties and External Relations Committee, the committee that worked on a landmark bill to end all violence against women, the bill of the whistleblowers protections in corruption case, and the right of the free access to the information, as well as other important bills.
Mohamed left Parliament in 2019 in Tunisia’s October general elections.
She became also a Vice Chair of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education of the Parliamentary Assembly – Union for the Mediterranean PA-UfM. She also became a member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief , as well as of the Parliamentarians for Global Action.
She was selected by Friends of Europe as a MENA Young Leader.
She was also selected as MYL2018, Munich Young Leaders program is a platform of Körber Foundation and the Munich Security Conference MSC.
She was also selected as Young Leaders Conference from the The Council for the United States and Italy.
Recently, She was awarded by “The Club of Women” and of the monthly “Minerva” with the “Minerva Prize” Under the High Patronage of the Italian President of the Republic. This award is assigned to women who, symbolically, represent exemplary female models for their professional abilities and for their positive values.
Imen Ben Mohammed is a UNITE member since March 2019.
OLFA SOUKRI CHERIF
Olfa Soukri Cherif is a former Member of Parliament and Member of the Committee on Finance at the Tunisian Parliament, leaving Parliament in October 2019. She is the Vice-Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network on World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Prior to joining the Parliament in Tunisia, Cherif was a Professor in Economics at the Insitute Supérieur de Science Humaines in Tunis, and in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Paris, Panthéon, la Sorbonne. Graduated with an MBA in Trade Policy from Harvard University, Cherif is a seasoned politician in Tunisia.
She is a strong voice for sustainable development issues and has been involved in many civil society initiatives to promote democratic consideration and greater involvement of parliamentarians with different stakeholders.
Olfa Cherif is a UNITE member since May 2019.