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Public hearings of the Truth and Dignity Commission: Tunisia prepares for a “historical moment”

Just over two years after its creation, the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) is organizing today the first public hearings of victims of the former regime this week. Neither more nor less than a “historic moment” for the commission chairwoman, Sihem Ben Sedrine. A historical moment More speaking than the figures presented in the commission

Jasmine Foundation project featured in The US Embassy website

The US Embassy website posted a brief summary of the visit of MEPI representatives to our office in Tunis. The visitors met with some of the beneficiaries of MEPI funded project “Our Neighborhood Our Democracy” which is being implemented by Jasmine Foundation in the northern region of Tunis and aims to empower young unemployed living

Policy Paper: Improving Youth Representation Within Political Parties in Tunisia

Written by Fares Ben Terzi Executive Summary One of the most important elements of democracy is political participation, especially that of youth. The involvement of young people in the political process is of great importance, as demonstrated by the deep political developments in Tunisia after the revolution to which the youth have contributed a great

Tunisia holds first judicial elections

  Tunisia “is experiencing today (October 24, 2016) a milestone in the history of Tunisia”, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said yesterday after the country held its first High Judicial Council elections. This new stage in the constitutional institution “is likely to contribute to the consecration of the foundations of the independence of the judiciary which

Tunisian coalition party fights for women’s rights with gender violence bill

  Tunisian coalition party fights for women’s rights with gender violence bill After 14 years of sexual harassment at work, Idihar Chaieb finally got her day in court. The widow had been repeatedly propositioned and groped by her boss, who was also a local official in her home town of Menzel Bouzelfa, an hour’s drive

Competition of the project “Knock The Door”

The “Knock The Door” project launches its preparations for its youth competition under the umbrella of Jasmine Foundation and MEPI. This competition brings together 100 young people organized in 20 teams from different districts of Soukra and Marsa. This competition is a culmination of a series of activities to see the “Youth Cafés” and the

The Role of Public Policy Research Institutions in Policymaking in Tunisia

Co-Authors: Intissar Kherigi, Programmes Director, Jasmine Foundation for Research Dr. Khalil Amiri, Vice-President, Arab Governance Institute, Tunisia Abstract: Policymaking in Tunisia has traditionally been a closed process under the tight control of central government. Following the 2011 revolution, the policymaking space is opening up, with greater input by representative institutions, civil society and the public.