After five years of investigating cases of corruption and human rights abuses under former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission is concluding its mandate, though many Tunisians say there is still much more to do.
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.
Youth in Tunis have set up initiatives which will help citizens reduce pollution and increase health benefits through cycling. The youth have worked in cooperation with an organisation for the blind to allow blind people to experience safe cycling in the city.
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.