Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 348

Launch of report on sexual and gender-based violence in Tunisia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 novembre 2015

Tunisi2On Wednesday 25 November, Amnesty International will release a new report on sexual and gender-based violence in Tunisia, to coincide with the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women, at a press conference in Tunis. Nearly five years after the 2010-2011 uprising brought promises of equality, reform and greater freedom, the report, “Assaulted and accused: Sexual and gender-based violence in Tunisia”, examines the state of violence against women and looks at people who experience violence because of their gender identity or sexual orientation in Tunisia, often considered the Arab world’s most progressive state for women’s rights and gender equality.
The report features interviews with dozens of survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment providing a comprehensive picture of the ongoing violence that continues to pervade Tunisian society. The report also assesses existing laws which are failing to protect survivors of such violence, despite some positive steps taken by the authorities to promote gender equality and combat sexual and gender-based violence. Advance copies of the report and the press release will be available ahead of the launch, on request. Spokespeople will be available in London and Tunis. The report is part of Amnesty International’s global My Body My Rights campaign, which aims to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments, and has already seen reports issued on women’s rights in El Salvador, Ireland and Nepal.

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