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Since 2011, HI in Tunisia has been developing actions to ensure that disability rights are considered in the democratic transition process. 

Our actions

A young woman works and examines pink T-shirts.

Economic inclusion project. Amani, has a hearing impairment, she was recruited in a clothing company in Gafsa | © W. Hadhak / HI

HI's economic inclusion projects aim to create better employment opportunities for people with disabilities, particularly women and young people.  

HI also carries out activities for better care and inclusion of children on the autism spectrum. With inclusive education, the promotion of early detection, adapted professional approaches, and a pilot experiment in psycho-pedagogical care, HI aims to improve how professionals work with these children.  

HI further aims to build the capacities of Tunisian institutions, offer technical support to victims of gender-based violence and ensure the application of laws that protect their rights.

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Use of banned explosive weapons at highest level since 2010
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Use of banned explosive weapons at highest level since 2010

From Syria to Yemen, Afghanistan, Colombia, Myanmar and Tunisia, the use of banned explosive weapons increased significantly in 2014 and 2015. To mark International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Handicap International is calling for an immediate end to the use of these weapons.


Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Tunisia

In 2014, following elections for the first pluralist and democratic parliament, the country installed a government.

However, this government faces many challenges: social and economic problems (inflation rate of 10.1% in December 2022, unemployment rate of 16.1% in the first quarter of 2023), high public expectations, strikes and social movements, the security threat in the country and the thorny issue of corruption. The year 2023 was marked by an upward trend in irregular migration. Because of the increasingly complex economic, social and political situation, many Tunisian men and women now share the same desire to leave the country.  

The representation and participation of people with disabilities remain low. It is therefore essential to support initiatives that encourage the participation of people with disabilities in society. 

  • Number of HI staff: 28 
  • Programmed opened in: 1992 
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