Tag: Tunisia

  • JHR’s Strides for Maternity Leave Reforms in Tunisia

    Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) continue to advocate for gender equality and women empowerment to improve and enhance maternity leave conditions in Tunisia. Our efforts have gained momentum and come at a crucial time as the Tunisian parliament resumes its activities amidst calls from numerous activists seeking extended maternity leave to enhance the mental and

  • TUNISIA: JHR trained political candidate Syrine Mrabet elected to parliament

      At the parliamentary runoffs held in late January in Tunisia, JHR-trained candidate Syrine Mrabet emerged successful in her run for MP! Mrabet is a jurist and businesswoman who has worked in multiple industries, including the energy and sports sectors. She is reportedly the first woman in Tunisia to lead a sports organization, having served as the president of football club, Club Olympique

  • TUNISIA: JHR supports Women Ministry’s launch of five new shelters for GBV survivors

    In southern Tunisia, survivors of gender-based violence have had limited options for escaping their abuser. Refuge centers that allow people fleeing domestic violence to be sheltered at least temporarily are not found in all cities and areas. A culture of shame around seeking support against abusers further complicates survivors’ access to shelters. During a roundtable

  • TUNISIA: JHR concludes country-wide training tour for journalists

    A workshop in Kaf, conducted as part of JHR’s 2021 training tour in Tunisia.  Through the latter half of 2021, JHR conducted a training tour for journalists across Tunisia, ensuring that skill-building opportunities are available to media in even the most remote parts of the country.  The training tour took place over six months and

  • TUNISIA: Disabled student in Jelma receives support to excel at school

    11-year-old Nour’s family was struggling to support her disabilities due to financial hardship through the COVID-19 pandemic.    After a Kashf Media article by JHR-trained journalist Kawther Chebbi brought attention to Nour’s difficulties in attending school due to multiple physical disabilities, the Governor of Sidi Bouzid reached out to Chebbi to inquire about Nour’s case. He promised

  • NEWSLETTER: July 17 – JHR trainee Kawthar Alcheibi’s report on the dire state of hospitals in Sidi Bouzid grabs government attention

    July 17, 2021 This week’s highlights Webinar replay: Unpacking the impact of climate change on human rights JHR trainee’s report on the dire state of hospitals in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia grabs government attention Save the Date: Night4Rights 2021 slated for October 20!    Introducing the Indigenous Media Collaborative: Marisela Amador (The Eastern Door) JHR trainee Kawthar Alcheibi’s report

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