Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Op-ed in USA Today July 24, 2018  Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein Gave Remarks at the Ceremony For Launch of “All Against Child Labor in Tunisia” Project

Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks At Opening Ceremony For Launch of “All Against Child Labor in Tunisia” Project Hammamet, April 17, 2017 Good morning.  It is a great pleasure to be here with you today in beautiful Hammamet, and an honor to share the stage with such distinguished company as Minister Trabelsi, Minister Laabidi, and representatives from ...
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Democracy Ambassadors Supporting Municipal Elections

Tthe Will and Citizenship Organization (OVC)  launched its the “Ichrak” (Engaging) project. With the support of the U.S. Embassy and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and in partnership with Gabes Action association, OVC held an opening ceremony to introduce participants to the project, its partners, and relevant experts. Following the ceremony, OVC held a ...
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Tunisian Scouts Organized a Forum on Combating Violent Extresmism and Radicalism

Tunisian Scouts and Girls Organization Youth organized a FORUM, funded by U.S. Embassy Tunis, where 150 youths discussed their new ten-year strategy with focus on the role of Scouts in combating violent extremism and radicalism. Eminent speakers, such as Minister of youth and Sport, Deputy Minister of youth, former Minister of Environment and famous celebrities ...
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Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the NESCA, statement at the Synagogue Event in Djerba

Let me begin by thanking our hosts, the Jewish community of Djerba, their Muslim neighbors, and the Government and people of Tunisia, for organizing today’s pilgrimage. The Lag b’Omer celebration is a very special moment for all who attend. It is my pleasure to join Special Envoy Forman and Chargé d’Affaires Hanson in attending the ...
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Café Talk Program

About Café Talk Café Talk is about organizing open discussions in Cafes. We aim to bring young people together by giving them the space to discuss and debate about topics they feel concerned about.  We believe that having powerful conversations is the first step to improve our communities and make change. Examples of Cafés Talk ...
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Lag B’omer Pilgrimage Djerba

Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia Knox Thames, and Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen Hanson visited Djerba for the Lag B’Omer pilgrimage at the end of May.  The pilgrimage is a unique opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Tunisian culture and hospitality. ...
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Assistant Secretary Malinowski Speeks to Students at Ibn Sharaf University

Following their participation in last Friday’s Strategic Dialogue, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Dr. Dafna Hochman Rand paid a visit to Ibn Sharaf Institute in Tunis on Saturday where they had the opportunity to speak with ...
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Senior U.S. Officials Meet with Tunisian Civil Society Ahead of Strategic Dialogue

As the second US-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue got underway in Tunis, senior U.S. and Tunisian government officials met on November 12th with representatives of Tunisian civil society in a dialogue hosted by the NGO Search for Common Ground. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski and USAID Assistant Administrator for the ...
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AS for NEA Anne Patterson, AS for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski Visit Tunisia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will travel to Tunis, Tunisia. Their visit will highlight U.S. support for Tunisia’s democratic government as it promotes prosperity, security, and human rights for all Tunisians. Assistant Secretaries ...
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Celebration of the 25th anniversary of ADA

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (‪#ADA‬), the IRC hosted a screening of videos highlighting the significance of ADA in America’s struggle for equal opportunity for all of its citizens. Approximately 20 disability activists and NGO representatives attended the event. After the screening, U.S. Embassy Press Attache Carina Klein ...
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Statement by the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman on Lag B’Omer Pilgrimage in Djerba, Tunisia

I am honored to attend this year’s Lag B’Omer pilgrimage in Djerba, a historic center of North African Judaism.  Since entering the role of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the United States Government in 2013, I have visited many Jewish communities, including across Europe and South America. I am always heartened by ...
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Transforming Tunisians with Disabilities into Civil Society Leaders

Through the Leadership and Empowerment for Action on Disability (LEAD) Initiative, Handicap International in partnership with MEPI and their local partner “Le Collectif Tunisien pour La Promotion des Droits des Personnes en Situation de Handicap,” is training more than 1,000 Tunisian civil society advocates in Tunisia’s 24 governorates. The overarching goal of LEAD is to ...
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