As a result of the economic problems that the North African country faces almost 8 years after the Arab Spring, many youth have began to protest the increase in the cost of living in Tunisia. However, their protests were met with clashes with the Tunisian authorities, which arrested 18 protestors.
Recent Tunisian law criminalises all forms of racism but fight for equality continues in face of country’s history of slavery. Black Tunisians who make a barely visible minority in the country hope that the new law will offer greater equality.
“Breaking the ice” is a collaborative effort by Tunisians and Libyans who seek to change the image of their countries presented in the media. The cultural project exhibited the country's musicians and artists.
There is a parity in male and female candidates for the municipal elections on May 6th in Tunisia. Additionally, one in ten candidates has a disability. The new electoral regulations on equality is hoped to distribute representation and opportunity fairly across the country.