Mawjoudin in the press

al araby – we are here to resist : tunisia LGBTQ community on demand

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based discrimination, and homophobic violence.

reuters – From Pride to drag to dance, LGBT+ events canned over coronavirus

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a gay Pride march in Romania to a film festival in Tunisia, a U.S. drag-queen convention to a Thai dance party, LGBT+ groups are cancelling a slew of events amid the spread of coronavirus.

MEI-Digital security and the LGBTI+ rights movement in Tunisia

Later this year, hundreds will descend upon Tunis for the third annual Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival. The event, which features artists from around the world, celebrates non-normative sexuality and gender and is the first of its kind in North Africa. Crowds gather to party, watch films, and attend art exhibits in an environment where, as one attendee described it, “everyone is free to be their true selves.”

76crimes – Rift splits Tunisian LGBT rights advocates

We spoke to Karam, communication officer of Mawjoudin. We talked about the work the organization does in Tunisia, the increased visibility of Tunisia in recent years surrounding queer activism, the importance of not relying solely on western media to gain understanding of in-country issues faced by the LGBTQI+ community, and more.

The Queer arabs – Episode 113 [in English]: Mawjoudin (We Exist)

We spoke to Karam, communication officer of Mawjoudin. We talked about the work the organization does in Tunisia, the increased visibility of Tunisia in recent years surrounding queer activism, the importance of not relying solely on western media to gain understanding of in-country issues faced by the LGBTQI+ community, and more.

RightsCon – Community Voices: “We exist” – how one organization is raising awareness of Tunisia’s LGBTQ community

The Community Voices series highlights the work of our community — civil society organizations, governments, companies, human rights defenders, and startups — in the lead up to, during, and after RightsCon.

The christian Science Monitor – Tunisia as a hub for LGBTQ rights? Democracy is making it happen

Africa seems to be finally coming into its own, and accepting the LGBTQ community.