10 recommendations for Human Rights

In the 10th of December, the Human Rights Day, Mawjoudin We Exist anounces 10 recommendations concerning Queer people in Tunisia:

Immediately repeal article 230 of the penal Code, which condemns male and female homosexuality to a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment, as well as articles 226 and 226 Bis

To prohibit the practice of forced anal examinations as evidence of homosexual practices.

Harmonize the penal code and the procedural penal code with the constitution of 2014 and the various treaties and conventions ratified by the Tunisian State

Allow transgender persons to be recognized in official identity documents (national identity card, birth certificate passport, etc.).

Provide all citizens with access to justice without discriminations, including on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity , gender expression and gender characteristics.

Enact legislation criminalizing all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity ,gender expression and gender characteristics, as well as incitement to hatred and violence against LGBTQI+ persons

Recognize hate crimes against LGBTQI persons + and consider these crimes as aggravating circumstances for judgments.

Ensure that all citizens have access to quality childcare and education services without discrimination of any kind, including on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics.

Introduce inclusive sexual education in the school curriculum that promotes diversity and combats all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics.

Respect the freedom of association of LGBTQI+ organizations and networks and provide the necessary protection for LGBTQI+ rights activists and guarantee access to information.

Recommended Posts