Tunisia: 'That's enough' anti-abuse campaign starts

App to fight violence on buses, localize victims

06 December, 12:12

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, DECEMBER 6 - ''Me toskotch mekch wahdek'' (Don't keep quiet, you are not alone!) is the name of the campaign to raise awareness against sexual abuse on public transport across Tunisia, launched by the Foundation Fried-Stiftung, in cooperation with Generation Avenir, the Association tunisienne des femmes démocrates (Atfd) and the Association internationale des étudiants''(Aiesec). The initiative uses an app for smartphones to report abuse cases and localize victims, called ''Yeszina'' (that's enough), which can be downloaded from Google Store.

    The objective of this new campaign is to raise awareness and break the silence on sexual abuse and urge citizens to report them.

    Tunisia voted on July 2017 a comprehensive law against violence on women and gender equality which, with article 17, punishes with a fine between 500 and 1,000 dinars, those found guilty of abusing women on the street or public transport.

    Sexual abuse is also punished with up to two years in detention and fines of up to 500 dinars under article 226 of the criminal code. NGOs involved in the new campaign urged authorities to take the phenomenon seriously and implement a clear strategy against sexual abuse. (ANSAmed)

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