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.
|Title||Actors / Mobilising structures||Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA||Mode of action||Objective||State response||Location||Country||Date|
|Employees of the National Health Insurance Fund in El Menzah strike and demonstrate to demand a better insurance, work clothes and a new job classification system||Workers group: Public Sector||Policy grievances, Access to socio-eco rights: Labour rights, Access to socio-eco rights: Social security and protection||Strike / Strike announcement||Reform (advocating for limited change in political; socio-economic...), Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||November 8, 2021|
|Demonstrators gather outside the Municipal Theatre in Tunis to condemn the obligation to be vaccinated||Collective / Informal group||Injustice / Perceived injustice||Sit-in||Protest of a policy / Governmental measure||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||November 20, 2021|
|The women's office of the UGTT and human rights organisations stage a sit-in in front of the municipal theater in the capital in support of women's rights and freedoms, and against the 25 July referendum and the recent defaming of female judges||Workers group: Union / Syndicate, CSO||Access to socio-eco rights: Gender equality and inclusion||Sit-in||Protest of a public statement / Public representation||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||June 10, 2022|
|Civil society actors, human rights defenders, politicians and ordinary citizens rallied in front of the Municipal Theater in Tunis to call for the deposition of President Saied and the cancellation of the "coup" to "defend democracy and the Constitution"||Collective / Informal group, Political Party, CSO||Policy grievances||Demonstration||Protest of a policy / Governmental measure||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||September 26, 2021|
|Protesters stage a sit-in to denounce the harassment, prosecution and arrest of non-fasters and to demand to open coffees and restaurants during Ramadan||Collective / Informal group||Access to socio-eco rights: Basic rights / Services / Infrastructure||Sit-in||Reform (advocating for limited change in political; socio-economic...)||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||April 26, 2022|
|An open sit-in was held by the "Union of Unemployed PhD Graduates" calling for the improvement and valorization of their employment status||Collective / Informal group, CSO||Corporate grievances||Sit-in||Demands for rights / Services||Bargaining||Tunis||Tunisia||June 29, 2020|
|Protesters stage a sit-in outside the Embassy of Qatar to demand the release of a Tunisian national||Collective / Informal group||Injustice / Perceived injustice, Regional / Political grievances||Sit-in||Support of a cause||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||March 3, 2022|
|Unionized workers at public banks and financial institutions hold two-day strike||Workers group: Union / Syndicate, Workers group: Other||Corporate grievances||Strike / Strike announcement||Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||July 5, 2021|
|Dozens of women supporting gender equality movements take part in a "Gender Dynamic" march from Ibn Khaldun Square to Habib Bourguiba Avenue to protest against violence to women in society||CSO||Access to socio-eco rights: Gender equality and inclusion||March||Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||December 10, 2021|
|Supporters of President Saied organised a solidarity protest in Tunis||Collective / Informal group||Other||Demonstration||Support to political leader / Public figure||N/A||Tunis||Tunisia||September 18, 2021|