ⓘ Mawjoudin or Mawjoudins Initiative for equality, is a Non-governmental organisation that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, especially LGBTQI+ peopl ..

                                     

ⓘ Mawjoudin

Mawjoudin or Mawjoudins Initiative for equality, is a Non-governmental organisation that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, especially LGBTQI+ peoples in Tunisia.

                                     

1. History

The organisation was founded in 2014 by feminist and LGBTQI+ activists that had in common the fight against heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and sexism or any other form of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics.

                                     

2. Mission

The association offers safe spaces for support and psychological follow-up to the victims of discrimination. It proposes places for peer listening between the members of the community and provides information on the rights of LGBTQI+ people.

                                     

2.1. Mission Awareness and monitoring

The association of Mawjoudin regularly provides reports on the rights of LGBTQI+ people to promote human rights, particularly sexual and bodily rights. Its members offer interventions in universities spaces.

The organisation has a network of health psychotherapists, psychologists and doctors and legal jurist and lawyers professionals, as well as its important work in advocacy challenging cases of arbitrary arrests that are solely related to gender identity or sexual orientation, and even other cases of torture perpetrated by the police.

This association also offers workshops that allow the expansion of the network of the people sensitive to this issue and put in place acts of solidarity with the community.

A member, for instance, have created two comic strips based on testimonies of LGBTQI+ people.

                                     

3. Partners

The organisation counts among its international partners institutions operating outside of the theme of Tunisian LGBTQI+ communities. It is a part of the Tunisian coalition for the rights of LGBTQI+ people, amongst other organisations such as Chouf organisers of the feminist festival Chouftouhonna and Damj.