Tunisia

“We will stay here for 100 years,” Women factory workers hold a year-long sit-in for their rights

December 3, 2018 By Carolyn Ziv, Fund Staff When Besma Marzouk came to work one morning in mid-2017, she found that the factory she had labored in for 22 years had closed—all without warning, explanation, or two months’ backpay. “I started at the factory…[when] I was 14-years-old,” she recalled in an interview with the Fund […]

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The National Dialogue Quartet and the Fund’s History in Tunisia

December 17, 2015 At a time when disunity and political paralysis threatened to undermine post-revolutionary Tunisia, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet provided a unified vision for a progressive, democratic future. Recently recognized by 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, the Quartet’s extraordinary success bears testament to the power of locally-rooted groups who work tirelessly, often at immense […]

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New Grants – Spring 2015

Earlier this week our board of directors approved more than $3.5 million in grants and technical assistance to 134 organizations in our South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and North Africa programs. Read more to see what's new for 2015.

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North Africa

The Fund supports over thirty organizations in North Africa through its grants programs in Morocco and Tunisia. Since the widespread protests known as the Arab Spring were sparked in early 2011, our careful analysis of the situation on the ground in each country has informed where and how we direct funding and other support to have […]

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