Feryel is a feminist activist and gender/non-violence Tunisian expert. She was the first woman to become a board member of the students’ union in 2009. She was jailed and survived state violence under Ben Ali, the Troika and Beji regime. Following the Tunisian Revolution, she became a human rights’ activist with great sensitivity to gender justice issues. She is a non-violence trainer, peace builder and a coacher for survivors of gender-based violence. She is the co-founder of CALAM (Coexistence with Alternative Language and Action Movement).