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Tunisia

Humanity & Inclusion in Tunisia 

Humanity & Inclusion launched its operations in Tunisia in 1992. Since the Arab Spring of 2011, Humanity & Inclusion has worked to advance the rights of people with disabilities as the country transitions toward democracy. 

The government faces many social and economic challenges, high public expectations, strikes and social movements, security threats within its territory and the thorny problem of corruption. Today, the future role of civil society groups as representatives and operators in development efforts is firmly on the agenda.

Even though Tunisia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, the needs of people with disabilities are not sufficiently taken into account by policymakers. 

Areas of Intervention

  • Health
  • Inclusion
  • Disability Rights

Humanity & Inclusion’s 20 staff members lead economic inclusion projects that create better employment opportunities for people with disabilities, particularly women and young people, including in emerging and environmentally friendly sectors. 

Teams also work improve the condition of women with disabilities by increasing their involvement in local governance through organizational audits, support for the emergence of local women's action groups, awareness-raising campaigns, gender and inclusion training for civil-society representatives and local decision-makers, technical support for local inclusive and gender-sensitive development plans and support funds for local actions.

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Our Past Work

Our team has been in Tunisia for almost 30 years, encouraging a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.  

Read on to learn more about our past work in Tunisia and consider investing in our future.

Inclusive Education

Humanity & Inclusion raises awareness among the parents of children with disabilities, local stakeholders, and the media of the right to education and trains teachers in inclusive practices and personalized social support methods.

Disability Rights

Humanity & Inclusion partnered with organizations in the disability field to build the capacity of local organizations for people with disabilities to advocate for inclusive public policies aimed at advancing the rights of people with disabilities.

CURRENT PROJECTS ARE POSSIBLE THANKS TO HUMANITY & INCLUSION DONORS, AND THE FOLLOWING:

US Department of State WRA
Monaco Gouvernement Princier
AFD
European Union
Middle-East-Partnership Initiative