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Why does Tunisia Still Criminalize Homosexuality?

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While Tunisia has taken meaningful steps towards protecting civil and political rights, the country’s LGBTIQ community still faces numerous forms of systemic discrimination and stigmatization.

By Ramy Khouili, Daniel Levine-Spound

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Civil society under pressure – shrinking – closing – no space

A disconcerting trend has been perceptible for quite some time. Governments across all continents – irrespective of their political orientation – are taking drastic action against civil society actors: against non-governmental organizations, social and ecological activists, women’s rights activists and human rights advocates. The space for actors who are critical of government policies, who call for democracy and human rights, who take an active stand against large-scale projects, and who protest against social injustice, land grabbing and environmental degradation is shrinking.