In Tunisia, the country's black minority and sub-Saharan immigrants have constantly reported attacks and abuse. This has led to the Tunisian Parliament to pass an anti-racism law and make its first conviction.
During the Human Fraternity Conference in Abu Dhabi, the Arab League's Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said that the growing level of intolerance in the world needs to be combatted by teaching children inclusivity.
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.
The Tunisian Parliament has recently adopted a new law that criminalises racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. Under new law offenders can be jailed for one month and fined 1,000 dinars for using racist language.
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that his ministry is planning on creating a museum which promotes religious tolerance. Many circles in Egypt stress the importance of accepting others as they are.
Foreign migrants living in Lebanon have launched “Msh Gharib” (Not Foreign), a radio program which seeks to break stereotypes of migrants in the country. The migrants usually face much discrimination in the country due to their skin colour.