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Tunisia

Since 2011, HITunisia has been developing actions to ensure that disability rights are taken into account in the democratic transition process.  

Sport and Disability Project in Tunisia | © A. Vincens de Tapol / HI

Our actions

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

HI’s economic inclusion projects aim to create better employment opportunities for people with disabilities, especially women and young people. The programme also carries out activities for better care and inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders. Through inclusive education, the promotion of early detection, adapted professional approaches and a pilot experiment in psycho-pedagogical care, HI aims to improve the ways professionals work with these children.

HI Tunisia also aims to build the capacities of the country’s institutions to provide technical support to victims of gender-based violence and advocate for the application of laws that protect their rights.

Areas of intervention

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

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.

Background

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, high public expectations, strikes and social movements, a constant security threat and the thorny issue of corruption.

The year 2022 was marked by an upward trend in irregular migration. Because of the increasingly complex economic, social and political situation, many Tunisian men and women 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 their participation in society.

Number of HI staff: 17

Programmed opened in: 1992

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