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 21 - 30 of 824
Title Actors / Mobilising structures Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA Mode of action Objective State response Locationsort ascending Country Date
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
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
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
"Citizens against Coup" organise a march towards Parliament to demand return to constitutional order, cancellation of exceptional measures taken by the President, release of "political prisoners" and to denounce difficult living conditions and shortage of Collective / Informal group, Political Party, CSO Policy grievances Demonstration Revolutionary (seeking radical change across society / political system) Repression Tunis Tunisia March 20, 2022
The "National Campaign for the Support of Social Struggles" held a march with the family of martyr Ahmed bin Amara Campaign Access to socio-eco rights: Freedom of expression and assembly March Support of a cause N/A Tunis Tunisia June 12, 2021
Dozens of mothers whose children went missing after irregular migration trips across the sea to Italy since 2011 held a protest outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunis to demand disclosing the fate of their sons. Affected group (inc. NIMBY) Injustice / Perceived injustice Demonstration Support of a cause, Demands for rights / Services N/A Tunis Tunisia August 17, 2021
Supporters of the People's Movement stage a sit-in in front of the Municipal Theater in Tunis in support of the 25 July Referendum Political Party Other Sit-in Support to political leader / Public figure N/A Tunis Tunisia July 16, 2022
Taxi drivers stage a sit-in outside the Ministry of Transport to protest the increase in fuel prices and car parts prices Workers group: Self-employed Access to socio-eco rights: Labour rights Sit-in Demands for rights / Services N/A Tunis Tunisia April 14, 2022
A protest was held by civil society organisations denouncing garbage shipment from Italy CSO Access to socio-eco rights: Environmental rights and services Demonstration Demands for rights / Services N/A Tunis Tunisia April 1, 2021
Civil society activists and human rights defenders stage a sit-in outside the US Embassy in Tunis to protest the US interference in Tunisian affairs CSO Regional / Political grievances Sit-in Support of a cause N/A Tunis Tunisia July 30, 2022


Actors / Mobilising Structures Chart

Cause / Grievances / Framing CA Chart

Mode of Action Chart