From the 7th until the 11th of March 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 for Kasserine Governorate’s activists, and it was the first in a series of trainings to be conducted within the framework of the project “Tunisian Women: Peace and Security” in partnership with “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).
The project consists in training civil society activists in five regions (Kasserine, Kairouan, Medenine, El Kef, and Siliana) to come up with a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, to be presented to the Ministry of Women, Family, Childhood, and Elderly in Tunisia.
On the occasion of launching SALAM project “Preventing Violent Extremism in Tunisia”, and in the framework of the OPEV-Tunisia dynamic, a press conference was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in the headquarters of UGTT (Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail).
In this press conference, representative of partners organizations presented SALAM and its aims, where every organization gave its position in this project and what they are going to implement for the whole period of work.
The conference was opened by the secretary general of the Tunisian Labor Union mr. Noureddine Tabboubi, the assistants secretary generals mr Samir Cheffi, and mrs Naima Hammami.
After the welcoming speech, NOVACT was given the word to talk about SALEM and the organizations behind it.
From Free Sight Association, the president mrs Arbia Jbeli talked about the association’s work regarding PVE and its approach. Also, representatives of LTDH, ATFD, GVC did the same.
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.
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.