Intissar Kherigi

Tunesia, 1985

Intissar Kherigi is a lawyer and co-founder of the Jasmine Foundation, a Tunisian NGO dedicated to building democratic culture by engaging young people in the most marginalised neighbourhoods and regions in Tunisia. Kherigi was born to politically active parents who opposed the Ben Ali regime. After experiencing life under the dictatorship, she went into exile, first in Algeria and then in the United Kingdom. She has worked as a researcher at the House of Lords in London, the UN Security Council in New York, and the European Parliament in Brussels, and is currently a PhD student in Comparative Political Sociology at Sciences Po in Paris. Her academic research focuses on decentralisation, regional inequality and local governance reforms in post-revolution Tunisia.