Preparation meeting for “SALAM” project

Preparation meeting for “SALAM” project

Preparation meeting for “SALAM” project : PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN TUNISIA: an approach based on human rights and peacebuilding.

Project of a consortium of Tunisian and international organizations: NOVACT, FSA, LTDH, UGTT, , GVC and ARES + UDC, Founding Organizations of the Observatory for the Prevention of Violent Extremism “OPEV” -Tunisia, during of the Barcelona Conference in January 2017.

An agreement of cooperation and partnership with the Libyan Association for Youth and Development

As part of its openness to Maghreb civil society to strengthen its capacities and share its experiences, the Free Sight Association signed on February 6, 2018 an agreement of cooperation and partnership with the Libyan Association for Youth and Development at headquarters of the association in Tunis.

A press conference on the status of individual freedoms for the year 2017 and the continuing of the violations.

Civil Coalition for Individual Freedoms , which Free Sight Association is one of its founder orgnizations since its release in 2016. On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, a press conference was organized at the headquarters of the Union of Tunisian Journalists on the status of individual freedoms for the year 2017 and the continuing of the violations.
During this seminar, the Coalition presented its annual report on the most important violations committed during the past year.

Campaign of mobilisation in Kairouan

An awareness campaign entitled “No to the trucks of death” in partnership with the regional office of the association “Mosewet = Equality” in Kairouan to organize agricultural transport in the region of Kairouan which is a poor and marginalized region, in particular following events that have cost the lives of many women workers.

January 21, 2017

Genderist Siliana

The Free Sight Association, in partnership with the Association for Development and Communication and the Association of unemployed graduates in Siliana, organized a training session in the Municipality of Siliana as part of the Genderist Program – the Gender Empowerment Program in the approach of local policies and mechanisms of advocacy for women’s issues.

22-23 December 2017

The Interregional Youth Policy Forum in United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok

Proudly Free Sight Association invited by UnitedNations as speaker panelist to present our work in Free Sight Association and our vision & approach on the field of youth empowerment and policies in the Interregional Youth Policy Forum in United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22 and 23 November 2017.
During three days Policymakers & civil society activists from AsiaPacific, Africa & WesternAsia discussed about youth empowement, and development policies.

Training of trainers on “Theory of Change”

Free Sight Association – 02-03 December 2017: A training course on “Theory of Change” for young men and women from the north, center and south under the program “Tunisian Leaders for Human Security”, to build the resilience of youth and adolescents against intolerance and violent extremism.

Honored by the Minister of Culture

On the occasion of the 47th International Festival of Maktharis, a  group of Tunisian Leaders for Humain Sécurity  of Siliana was honored by the Minister of Culture, Mr. Mohamed Zine El Abidine, on 15 August 2017.

Campaign of mobilisation in Kairouan

In partnership with the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights and the Union of the unemployed graduates and the local associations in Kairouan to organize agricultural transport in the region of Kairouan which is a poor and marginalized region, in particular following events that have cost the lives of many women workers.

3 September 2017

Sfax Women Peace and Security Initiative

A film Projection  and debate on the theme “Woman Peace and Security” organized by the Free Sight Association at the Sfax palace on 21 Ocotber 2017.

INVITATION WPS Side Event

Proudly Free_Sight_Association is attending the UNSCR1325 Side event today  26th October 2017 on Women, Peace and Security
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“Pulling the Rug from Under Our Feet : What is UNSCR 1325 Without Civil Society Freedoms?”

Exchange of experiences between the Free Sight Association and Street corner work

Exchange of experiences between the Free Sight Association and the Dutch Street Corner work Organization in the field of youth and youth protection from intolerance and violent extremism, held in Tunis from 27 to 29 October 2017 as part of the project “Tunisian Leaders for Human Security” i


Regional Workshop for Policymakers and Youth Organizations to Strengthen the Capacity of Governments in the ESCWA Region to Respond to the Needs of Youth in Formulating Inclusive and Sustainable Development Policies

Free sight organisation was participated in a workshop titled “Regional Workshop for Policymakers and Youth Organizations to Strengthen the Capacity of Governments in the ESCWA Region to Respond to the Needs of Youth in Formulating Inclusive and Sustainable Development Policies”
Beirut, 30-31October 2017


26th of October 2017 : Meeting with UNWOMEN at UNWOMEN Office- New York

26th of October 2017 : Meeting with UNWOMEN at UNWOMEN Office- New York

​Experts meeting : “Women Peacebuilders Discussing Shrinking Civil Society Space”


27th of October 2017, Free Sight Association participated in ANNIVERSARY OF THE RESOLUTION 1325: WOMEN BUILDERS OF PEACE

ANNIVERSARY OF THE RESOLUTION 1325: WOMEN BUILDERS OF PEACE

The annual Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) was held under the Presidency of France. The debate was organised on the margins of the 17th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which highlights the importance of the participation of women in an equal manner in the construction of peace, negotiation for the termination and prevention of conflicts.

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26th of October 2017 : Free Sight Association iw panelist of the event titled : “Pulling the Rug from Under Our Feet: What is UNSCR 1325 Without Civil Society Freedoms that Enable Meaningful Participation?” Organized by WPP, WILPF, , Free Sight Association,Duke IHRC, WEO, AWO, Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, , NOVACT, NGO WG WPS.

On Thursday, 26 October 2017, a side event entitled , “Pulling the Rug from Under Our Feet:What is the UNSCR 1325 Without Civil Society Freedoms?” was hosted on the margins of the 17th anniversary of United Nations Security Councik Resolution(UNSCR) 1325.The event was Hosted By the Women Peacemakers Program(WPP) and the Dutch Mission , in collaboration with Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Develepment,Arab Women Organisation of Jordan , NOVACT, Free Sight Association, Iraqi Al-Amal Association, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. At a time where normative support for the Women , Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda is higher than ever, the event aimed to bring attention to how securitised frameworkrs of counter-terrorism and militarism undermine women civil society and contribute to “shrinking civil society space”.The panelists and audience were invited to engage in a critical reflection on whether current civil society WPS strategies suffice to adress these new realities. A roundtable with the representatives of women-led organisations from Tunisia , Jordan and Iraqi Kurdistan.This roundtable provided insights into the struggles many civil society organisations face in keeping their operations afloat.These challenges include the impact of banking regulations , which are making it increasingly difficult to receive funds timely-or at all- for donor-approved projects;donors’extensive application and reporting requirements , which make direct access to funding a challenge for many women-led organisations and the ground;the fact that international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are increasingly coming in and competing for funding or are subcontracting local groups, which undermines the building of a strong locally-owned women’s movement for peace and justice ; discriminatory banking regulations, such as not being able to open a business bank account;transparency requirements, which often puts their workers or beneficiaries at risk ; as well as increasingly restrictive NGO regulations imposed by the government, such as the requirement to budget for male companions to accompany women for work-related travel ; and general prejudice towards empowering women , which is seen as a red flag by local and national governments .



Location : Dutch Permanent Mission to the UN (TBC), Church Center- New York
Credit© Aleksendra Kojic

The opening of the National Youth Forum on the role of youth in building local and international peace

The opening of the National Youth Forum on the role of youth in building local and international peace. The initiative of the project serves to create a space of communication between the various parties concerned by the youth of the legislative, executive, judicial, private sector and non-governmental organizations of the civil society to involve young people in the valorisation of the acquired of the youth and formulate recommendations for alternative solutions to the difficulties and shortfalls related to the needs of youth in different sectors and regions in Tunisia. The Free Sight Association implemented the activities of the Forum with the support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in coordination with national and local youth organizations. The Association held meetings with all stakeholders of the legislature, the executive, the judiciary, the private sector and the media sector to coordinate with them The workshop brought together 164 participants and representatives; Representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Khaled Al-Hamrouni, President of the General Union of Tunisian Students, Mr. Nidal El-Khadrawi, the young Deputy of the People’s Assembly (Tunisian Parliament), Mr. Imad Ould Jibril, representative of the European Union Delegation to Tunisia, the European Union Embassy in Tunisia, journalists from various national and private media, foreign media, young people active in various youth organizations national and local levels, young employees, young unemployed students and pupils. The activities of the project consists in organizing the “National Youth Forum and its role in the construction of a local and global peace”, realized on Saturday and Sunday 07 and 08 October 2017. The participants met at the opening session of the session since 9:00. After registration, interventions began After the coffee break, the association Free Sight took the participants to the youth center “October 15” in Bizerte to begin the activities of the four workshops: “Youth and Education”, “Youth and prevention mechanisms”. violent extremism “,” Youth is interested in public affairs “,” Youth and employment ” The outcomes of the Forum and the text of the Declaration will be presented at a regional workshop for policymakers and youth organizations to strengthen the capacity of governments in the ESCWA region to respond to the needs of youth in creating Integrated Policies and Sustainable Development Policies “, United Nations House, Beirut, 30-31 October 2017.


National Youth Meeting on “Tunisian’s Declaration on youth and their role in building national and international peace” 07-08 October 2017

“Tunisia’s Declaration on Youth and its Role in Building Local and Global Peace” The National Youth Assembly “Active Youth = A Vivid and Developed Society” 07th and 08th of October, 2017 – Tunis, Tunisia.

SUMMER CAMP program 27-31 July 2017

Free Sight Association in the framwork of its tunisian-dutch project “Tunisian Leaders for Human Security” organized summer camp program for youth and teenagers from 6 governorates in Maghrebean Camping Center “Ain Soltane”- Jendouba- on 27-31 July 20

Working Group Meeting in the Framework of “Tunisian Women: Peace & Security” In Medenine, Tunisia

On the 11th of October 2018, Free Sight Association held a Working Group Meeting on the pillars of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, after implementing a training on “International Mechanisms for the Protection of Women’s Rights and UNSCR1325” for the benefit of Civil society activists in Medenine in the Framework of “Tunisian Women: Peace & Security”

This project created by Free Sight Association is a building-capacity program for non-governmental organisations’ activists, in collaboration with ESCWA, NOVACT, Geneva Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), Swiss Academy for Human Rights (SAHR), and with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

Workshop on the Role of Civil Society in Implementing that National Action Plan for the UNSCR1325

On the 20 and the 21st of September 2018, Free Sight Association and UN Women – Tunisia organized, in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family, Childhood, and Elderly and with the Support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, a workshop on the role of civil society in the implementation of the National Action Plan of Tunisia Security Council Resolution 1325; On Women, Peace and Security,for the benefit of civil society activists from different regions in North of Tunisia.

In these two days, a dialogue was established on the latest achievements supporting women’s rights and on the challenges and difficulties that should be overcome in order to implement the UNSCR1325 in Tunisia successfully.

Forth Training Session on “International Mechanisms for Defending Women’s Rights: United Nations Security Council Resolution° 1325” in the framework of “Tunisian Women: Peace & Security” for the benefit of Civil Society Activists in Medenine, Tunisia.

From the 7th until the 11th of July 2018, the ‘’Free Sight Association” organized a training session targeting 25 civil society activists on topics related to international conventions and key international mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights, as well as the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the prevention of violations of women’s rights, and the General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.   

The session was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, and it was the second in a series of trainings to be conducted within the framework of the project “Tunisian Women: Peace and Security” in partnership with “SAHR” (the Swiss Academy for Human Rights), “GIHR” (Geneva Institute for Human Rights), “ESCWA” (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), “NOVACT” (International Institute for Non-Violent Action) and with the support of “EED” (European Endowment for Democracy).

Third Training Session on “International Mechanisms for Defending Women’s Rights: United Nations Security Council Resolution° 1325” in the framework of “Tunisian Women: Peace & Security” for the benefit of Civil Society Activists in Gabes, Tunisia.

From the 20th until the 22ed of July 2018, the ‘’Free Sight Association” organized a training session targeting 25 civil society activists on topics related to international conventions and key international mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights, as well as the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the prevention of violations of women’s rights, and the General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.   

The session was held in Gabes, Tunisia, and it was the third in a series of trainings to be conducted within the framework of the project “Tunisian Women: Peace and Security” in partnership with “SAHR” (the Swiss Academy for Human Rights), “GIHR” (Geneva Institute for Human Rights), “ESCWA” (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), and with the support of “NED” (National Endowment for Democracy).

Second Training Session on “International Mechanisms for Defending Women’s Rights: United Nations Security Council Resolution° 1325” in the framework of “Tunisian Women: Peace & Security” for the benefit of Civil Society Activists in Kairouan, Tunisia.

From the 7th until the 11th of July 2018, the ‘’Free Sight Association” organized a training session targeting 25 civil society activists on topics related to international conventions and key international mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights, as well as the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the prevention of violations of women’s rights, and the General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.   

The session was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, and it was the second in a series of trainings to be conducted within the framework of the project “Tunisian Women: Peace and Security” in partnership with “SAHR” (the Swiss Academy for Human Rights), “GIHR” (Geneva Institute for Human Rights), “ESCWA” (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), “NOVACT” (International Institute for Non-Violent Action) and with the support of “EED” (European Endowment for Democracy).