Supporting women’s rights in Tunisia

Through a new EU-funded project in Tunisia, the British Council and the Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability will provide support to civil society organisations to promote and protect the rights of women.

The Karama (Dignity) project will run until December 2015 and is worth a total of €339,000. It will work with civil society organisations in disadvantaged areas in Tunisia to help ensure and sustain women’s participatory citizenship, dignity and safety.

Six Women’s Centres in Tunis, Sousse, Sfax, Gafsa and Kairouan will receive support to improve their organisational and technical capacity and to help them effectively advocate for women’s rights in the future.

Awareness raising activities through the project will help make women in these areas aware of their civic rights and freedoms. Dedicated support will also be given to female victims of violence in terms of helping them reclaim their rights.

The project will build on the long-standing experience of both the British Council and the Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability of working with women in Tunisian communities. 

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