Tunisia

Mobilizing for Change: How Amal is Building a Stronger Future in Tunisia

August 16, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff While Tunisia’s civil resistance-led revolution of 2011 brought hope of increased economic opportunity and positive change, the ability to access basic rights remains a challenge for many of its citizens. At the time, Ahmed, then in his early 20s, was working as a mechanic for a phosphate mining […]

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Reflections from the Field: Fund President and CEO Regan Ralph on Her Visit to Tunisia

May 20, 2019By Regan Ralph, Fund President & CEO Earlier this spring, I traveled to Tunisia to meet with some of our grantees there and to witness a country eight years into its hopeful democratic experiment. The Fund for Global Human Rights has been investing in Tunisian grassroots groups since 2004. Prior to the 2011 […]

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In Tunisia, Unmarried Mothers are Outcasts. One Fund Grantee is Working to Change That.

March 26, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff Being a mother anywhere is challenging. But for unmarried mothers in Tunisia, social stigma can make it nearly impossible. While Tunisia is known for its moderance—it was one of the first in the Middle East / North African region to give women the right to vote—social attitudes around […]

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“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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