Mapping of Collective Actions in Tunisia

Publication Date: 2019

The mapping of collective actions in Tunisia tracks mobilisations by groups of people whose goal is to achieve a common objective.

Each mapped collective action is based on a typology devised by the Centre for Social Sciences Research and Action.

The objective of this database is to explore collective actions by providing accurate data and relevant information on mobilisations happening in the country.

Explore the interactive charts below the table.

Data collection for this mapping is done by the CeSSRA team.

Information sources: Media reports, NGO reports, aid actors reports, as well as first-hand data collected by the CeSSRA team.

Period covered by data collection: December 23rd, 2019 - till present.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 721
Title Actors / Mobilising structures Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA Mode of action Objective State response Location Country Datesort ascending
Parents of students in a primary school in Bizerte stage a sit-in to protest the overcrowding of the school and to demand to accelerate the school maintenance to make more space available Clan member Policy grievances, Access to socio-eco rights: Basic rights / Services / Infrastructure Sit-in Demands for rights / Services N/A Bizerte Tunisia September 22, 2022
Beekeepers in Aïn Djeloula block the Kairouan - Oueslatia road to protest sugar shortages as they need sugar to feed bees Workers group: Agriculture workers Policy grievances Road blockade Protest of a policy / Governmental measure N/A Aïn Djeloula Tunisia September 17, 2022
Workers at the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas stage a sit-in in Sousse after one of their colleagues was assaulted by a customer while on duty Workers group: Public Sector Injustice / Perceived injustice Sit-in Other N/A Sousse Tunisia September 16, 2022
Taxi drivers start an open-ended sit-in outside Gafsa governorate headquarters to demand the issuance of taxi licenses under the 2019 agreement Workers group: Other Policy grievances Sit-in Demands for rights / Services N/A Gafsa Tunisia September 12, 2022
Relatives of drowned and missing people roadblock in Jendouba to protest the sinking of an illegal immigration boat and, to demand authorities to intensify the search for the missing and to demand accountability Clan member Injustice / Perceived injustice Road blockade Other N/A Jendouba Tunisia September 12, 2022
Private education students stage a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Tunis to denounce discriminatory measures taken by the Ministry Students and/or student’s unions and clubs Injustice / Perceived injustice Sit-in Protest of a policy / Governmental measure N/A Tunis Tunisia September 12, 2022
Medical and paramedical employees at Kasserine hospital stage a sit-in to protest against the regular assaults by patients and their relatives Workers group: Healthcare workers Injustice / Perceived injustice Sit-in Other N/A Kasserine Tunisia September 12, 2022
Civil society activists and journalists march in downtown Tunis to demand the release of journalist and activist Ghassen Ben Khalifa, to denounce police violence and to urge accountability in the killing of a young man Political Party, CSO Policy grievances March Reform (advocating for limited change in political; socio-economic...) N/A Tunis Tunisia September 9, 2022
The basic union of aircraft technicians holds a strike after the failure of the conciliation meeting between the Ministry of Transport and the union Workers group: Union / Syndicate, Workers group: Other Access to socio-eco rights: Labour rights Sit-in Reform (advocating for limited change in political; socio-economic...) N/A Tunisia September 9, 2022
Bousalem residents stage a sit-in to protest the pollution in the area which threatens the environment and their health Affected group (inc. NIMBY) Access to socio-eco rights: Environmental rights and services Sit-in Demands for rights / Services N/A Bousalem Tunisia September 9, 2022


Actors / Mobilising Structures Chart

Cause / Grievances / Framing CA Chart

Mode of Action Chart