Change a life
Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia has been transitioning towards democracy. Disabled people’s organisations are seeking to build their capacity and ensure their voice is heard.
Before the Arab Spring revolution in 2011, Tunisia had been ruled by President Ben Ali for 23 years. The cause of people with disabilities was then used for political purposes rather than defended truthfully.
In the wake of the first free elections for decades and reforms to legislation on political parties and associations, a spirit of freedom has swept over Tunisian society. Community life is genuinely flourishing. Supporting these initiatives is essential in order to encourage the full participation of people with disabilities in society. For this reason Handicap International is focusing its efforts on building the knowledge and capacities of disabled people's organisations.