This summer the website ‘’All United Against Violence’’, developed by the Tunisian Ministry of Women, Family and Seniors with the support of the Council of Europe, was launched. The platform includes focal concepts on gender based violence and discrimination. It gathers applications, portals and supports available at the national level on key topics, such as gender equality and violence against women and children.
This year marked the 10 year anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. Tunisia was, together with Kazakhstan, the first non-member state to express interest to accede to the Convention and was invited by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to do so on 22 April 2020.
Gender Concerns International welcomes the Tunisian initiative after the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender-based violence everywhere, especially in the domestic sphere.