She is a member of the Congress for the Republic political party. In 1992, she was sentenced to two years in prison after she condemned former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and she went to France in exile.
On 25 March 2013, protesters congregated to demand Badi's resignation after she blamed a nursery caretaker's rape of a three-year-old girl on the girl's family. 
- CIA World Leaders
- Wiem Melki, Sihem Badi, Tunisia Live, 22 December 2011
- Sihem Sioud, Sihem Badi : "Les craintes sur les droits des femmes ne sont pas fondées", Le Point, 1 March 2012
- Sihem Badi : "Je veux que la femme soit présente dans les postes de décision", Le Monde, 8 March 2012
- Tunisians protest against child rape, 25 March 2013