Reducing domestic servitude through capacity building

  • Objective: Contribute to the protection of domestic workers’ rights and the establishment of dignified working conditions in Tunisia
  • Activities:
    • Establishment of an integrated mechanism to promote and protect the rights of domestic workers against violations by their employers
    • Conduct a gap analysis through in-depth interviews and/or focus groups with stakeholders and victims to understand the current state of needs and challenges in the fight against domestic servitude in Tunis
    • Develop awareness-raising and information tools for domestic workers in vulnerable and excluded situations
    • Training and coaching of a pool of 8 lawyers to assist abused domestic workers and in strategic litigation in civil cases
    • Organisation of on-site technical training within state social structures and CSOs working in the human rights sector and involved in the action
    • Engager les acteurs de la justice pénale (juges et procureurs) pour changer les attitudes et encourager les poursuites pénales à l’encontre des auteurs de crimes de servitude domestique
  • Partners:
    • Instance nationale de lutte contre la traite des personnes (INLTP)
    • Association francophone du trauma et de la dissociation (AFTD)
    • Beity
    • Amal
    • Nebras
    • CDI
    • DPS
  • Funding: US department of State
  • Duration: 5 years (November 2021 > September 2026)