23October
2020
Webinar Two Years After the Adoption of the Law:  Where Are We in the Fight against Racism in Tunisia?

TIME: 15:00-16:00 (Tunis time)

Speakers:

  • Omar Fassatoui, Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Tunisia)
  • Anware Mnasri, Judge at the Administrative Court and founding member of the association "Thala Solidarity" and the league of Tunisian Voters
  • Khawla Ksiksi, Anti-racist feminist activist and co-founder of the collective "Voices of Tunisian Black Women"

Moderator:

  • Zied Boussen, Research Fellow (Tunis), Arab Reform Initiative

Overview:

Tunisia is the first Arab country with a law against racism and all forms of discrimination. The law which was put into effect on 23 October 2018 marks a major step forward in the country's fight against racism. Two years later, this webinar examines how reforms introduced by the law have been progressing. Can we speak of a public political fight against racism in Tunisia? Is the government doing enough to combat racism? Is civil society still mobilized? How could this historic initiative influence other countries in the region?

You can register to attend by following this link. You will receive a Zoom confirmation email should your registration be successful. Alternatively, you can watch the event live on our Facebook page.

The webinar will be in Arabic (Tunisia) with no translation.