The trafficking of young girls from the rural north-west is a widely recognized problem in Tunisia. In some cases, economically disadvantaged families may send their daughters to work in dangerous agricultural settings or domestic service in the homes of the wealthy coastal elite to help pay for household expenses, including school fees for their sons.
With this background, ACT would like to see human trafficking eradicated in Tunisia through reduced vulnerability to exploitation, an enhanced sense of freedom and restoration of those who have been exploited and abused, and greater commitment to upholding the dignity and value of all people.
ACT’s transformational development principles emphasise the value of community participation in project development. Broad-based local input helps ACT ensure that our projects are meeting the needs of the community, incorporating community strengths into the project design, and encouraging local ownership. This pilot project aims to increase collaboration and shared knowledge among stakeholders that will lay a foundation for support and harm reduction for women, girls, and their communities who are at-risk or in positions of vulnerability.