National Polices Targeting the Youth in Tunisia

National Polices Targeting the Youth in Tunisia

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Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR)

SAHWA Policy Paper nº. 11

ISSN 2564-9167 

Young Tunisians played a leading role in the revolution of 2010 that led to a change in the regime. Yet not much has changed for them since, as they find themselves unable to secure a role in the country’s decision-making process and are, in the main, not consulted on issues that directly affect them. The challenges the youth are facing are multidimensional and there are very few national policies that address them. They include high unemployment rates and lack of access to the labour market, social inclusion, effective participation in the decision-making process and citizenship. Gender gaps also pose significant barriers, limiting equal access to economic opportunities despite Tunisia’s gender equality policies.