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|
|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|
|Hundreds of protests demonstrated near the Parliament denouncing the government's imposed socio-economic measures||Collective / Informal group, CSO||Policy grievances||Demonstration||Protest of a policy / Governmental measure||Repression||Tunis (Bardo)||Tunisia||January 26, 2021|
|Violent demonstrations in several Tunisian cities protesting the deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the country||Collective / Informal group, CSO||Corporate grievances, Injustice / Perceived injustice||Civil disobedience||Reform (advocating for limited change in political; socio-economic...)||Repression||Tunis, Bizerte, Mahdia, Sousse, Kairouane, Ettadhamon, Malassin, Fouchana and Sijoumi||Tunisia||January 17, 2021|
|Partisans of President Saied demonstrate in downtown Tunis and in other major cities on the coast to support the measures taken by President Saied on July 25 and more recently on September 22||Collective / Informal group||Other||Demonstration||Support to political leader / Public figure||N/A||Tunis, Sidi Bouzid, El Kef, Tozeur, Beja||Tunisia||October 3, 2021|
|Protests were held across several cities to denounce the corruption and ineptitude of the political class. Ennahda's offices were targeted by the protesters. Protesters demanded the departure of the government and the dissolution of the House of People's||Collective / Informal group||Policy grievances, Corruption and/ or lack of accountability||March, Demonstration||Revolutionary (seeking radical change across society / political system)||Repression||Tunis, Sousse, Tozeur, Kebili, Siliana, Monastir, Sfax, Kairouan, Nabeul, Sidi Bouzid, Gafsa, El Kef, Nabeul||Tunisia||July 25, 2021|
|Farmers from Utica and Bach Hamba block Tunis-Bizerte road to protest irrigation water cut||Workers group: Agriculture workers||Access to socio-eco rights: Basic rights / Services / Infrastructure||Road blockade||Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Utica||Tunisia||July 15, 2022|
|Farmers and residents roadblock in Utica over water cuts||Workers group: Agriculture workers, Affected group (inc. NIMBY)||Access to socio-eco rights: Basic rights / Services / Infrastructure||Road blockade||Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Utica||Tunisia||July 16, 2022|
|Demonstrators blocking roads, setting fire to rubber wheels and demanding a speedy search for those missing in irregular migration activities.||Affected group (inc. NIMBY)||Access to socio-eco rights: Social security and protection||Road blockade||Demands for rights / Services||Repression||Welayat monastir||Tunisia||October 19, 2022|
|Zaafrana residents block the road connecting Kairouan to the south to protest power cuts||Affected group (inc. NIMBY)||Access to socio-eco rights: Basic rights / Services / Infrastructure||Road blockade||Demands for rights / Services||N/A||Zaafrana||Tunisia||July 1, 2022|
|A sit-in was staged at the Al-Fahs municipality by the wounded victims of the revolution||Affected group (inc. NIMBY)||Policy grievances, Injustice / Perceived injustice||Sit-in||Support of a cause||Repression||Zaghouan||Tunisia||March 23, 2021|