Tunisia: “Sout el tounesya” the Voice of the Tunisian Woman

This initiative is a citizen journalism training project that aims to empower women through digital media and online journalism.I mean by online journalism,blogging in its main forms:articles,videos/audio and photojournalism. The main objective is to give a voice to these women and empower them to advocate for their rights and their local communities through citizen journalism.They will be trained to create blogs and mentored to train other women


  • Lina

    Aya that’s a great idea, count me in for this project I’ll do my best to help you out 🙂 I love your blog by the way! keep it up girl.

    • Aya

      Thank you Rafael, I hope to get the grant and make it happen! will get in touch with you soon

  • Alexandre Martinez

    TrÚs bonne initiative!! Le journalisme citoyen est une bonne alternative et de plus ça permet de rendre plus officielle les informations fb sur les dérives du gouvernement.
    Je vous propose d’utiliser Ă©galement ce site https://crowdmap.com/ afin de rĂ©fĂ©rencer gĂ©ographiquement et temporairement vos articles publiĂ©s/posts/vidĂ©os et par catĂ©gorie. C’est un outil gratuit et facile Ă  utiliser et c’est un formidable moyen de “visualiser” vos investigations et d’ajouter de ma valeurs aux publications!

    • Aya

      Merci Alexandre, j’ai jetĂ© un coup d’oeil sur le site web et ca me parait trĂšs intĂ©ressant. Je vais certainement prendre votre proposition en considĂ©ration une fois je lance le projet.
      Merci encore.

  • wail alshuaibi

    this is an amazing opportunity to hear more voices of tunisian women to share their feelings and stories about their country and their community for all different issues. one voice can change many people perspective

    • Aya

      Thank you Wail.Definitely a voice can influence a decision-making and change realities.

  • Anna

    This idea is absolutely amazing and creative and covers very important issues! I wish you every success with it and I do hope this will become a reality because I do believe we need such program in a today’s world!

  • good initiative Aya, everyone in this world should support women’s rights. I think government should absolutely support this project, and am sure Tunisian bloggers will help you to achieve this project’s goals.

    • Aya

      Thank you for the support Seif 🙂 we will need a photographer too for the training and I want you to join us 😉

  • Natalie Aksetin

    I fully support this innovative idea! Empowering women through social and media tools is very important, and necessary as they are the one of the marginalised voices in society, and especially in the MENA region!

    • Aya

      Thank you for the support Natalie. I will look forward to expand the idea on the MENA region once it works well in Tunisia.

  • Excellent initiative Aya and much needed! I loved the idea of raising voices and bringing to the fore the unheard and untold shades. Violence in its various manifestation is and can never be a private matter. There is dire need of sensitization and awareness to make their voices a vehicle and to say NO to violence publicly. I am so glad that you are utilizing your expertise of social media and online journalism to promote the cause. Wish you all the luck and let me know if I can be of any help, just a call away.

    • Aya

      Thank you for the support Ashir. This is why I would like these women to document women’s issues because they are the most knowledgeable about the hidden violations especially in terms of violence. Will get in touch with you if I get the grant. I will need your experience in Pakistan for advocating on the issue of violence against women.

  • Jukumu hili ni la busara sana. Wanawake wa Kiarabu wanafaa kuwa na nafsi ya kuleta fikra zao kwenye mtandao.

  • Mes encouragements pour cette belle initiative qui consiste Ă  tendre le micro aux voix des femmes qui en ont pas.
    Je pense qu’Ă  travers cette expĂ©rience, il faudra viser plus loin. J’entends par lĂ , crĂ©er une espĂšce de pont entre les femmes marginalisĂ©es, exclues et les femmes socialement intĂ©grĂ©es.
    Aya ma chĂ©rie, la question des droits de l’homme qui englobe les droits de la femme, est une problĂ©matique centrale dans le processus de dĂ©veloppement de l’Afrique en gĂ©nĂ©ral, et de la Tunisie en particulier. Pour arriver Ă  leur garantie et Ă  leur application concrete, il est nĂ©cessaire de mettre en place des Institutions fortes, neutres et indĂ©pendantes. La ratification des diffĂ©rentes dĂ©clarations et traitĂ©s dans le respect de l’ordre constitutionnel constitue l’Ă©pine dorsale de ce travail.
    Je ne peux conclure ce commentaire sans affirmer que: ” Aucun projet ne peut se rĂ©aliser sans conviction et engagement des intĂ©ressĂ©s.”
    A cette fin, les femmes doivent se tendre la main, elle doivent se tenir la main, elle doivent dépasser les clivages culturels dont elles sont complices; pour véritablement se proposer comme actrices.

  • Aya

    Merci pour le soutien Paulin. Je suis tout Ă  fait d’accord avec ce que vous venez de constater.
    Merci encore

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