OFFS for children in Tunisia
Cross Cultures aims at giving a generation of young women and men the opportunity of participating, achieving influence and enhancing active citizenship. Furthermore, we want to enhance a democratic governance structure within the sport for all sector that is advocating, promoting, training and facilitating network activities for young women and men all over Tunisia.
Tunisia is a country located in northern Africa and bordered by Algeria and Libya. In 2011, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself alight in front of the local government offices in the provincial Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides.
His act became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring, inciting demonstrations and riots throughout Tunisia in protest of social and political issues in the country. After a shorter period of massive popular uprisings president Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 2011 after 23 years of ruling the country.
Providing Tunisian children and youth with alternatives and opportunities
In the 2014 parliament elections, the secular, modernist party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the 217-seat chamber. Women constituted roughly 47% of the candidates. In January 2014, Tunisia’s parliament officially adopted a new constitution, which now recognizes equality between men and women for the first time. In 2011, Tunisia removed all its specific reservations in the CEDAW convention.
However, despite many promising democratic changes, Tunisia is still challenged by a demographic distortion with a bulk of young people waiting for a chance to study, to work, get married, be heard, taken seriously and achieve influence in their own life and the society. Of Tunisia’s 11 million people, 4 million are under 25 years old, and youth employment is more than 30%.
Lack of opportunities or work may be a deroute to radicalisation or criminal behaviour. Through our Open Fun Football Schools program, Cross Cultures aim at providing Tunisian children and youth with alternatives and opportunities of creating a better future for themselves.
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Facts about Tunisia
Total population: 11,037,225 (July 2015 est.)
Share of children and youth under 25: 38.56%
Youth unemployment: 31.8% (2015)
Share of women in the labour market: 25%
Refugee population: 824 people (2015)
Football players (registered/unregistered): 51,829/ 473,435
Female players: 807
Clubs with women’s teams: 24
Our work in the country 1998-2016
First year CCPA worked in the country: 2014
Main focus areas: Youth participation, Gender Equality, Capacity Building
Sponsors: MfA Denmark
Football clubs established: 12
Children involved: 2,756
Football Festivals: 23
Children attended: 5,956
Open Fun Football Schools conducted: 12
Children attended Open Fun Football Schools: 2,756
Volunteers involved: 521
Volunteers educated: -
Parents involved: -
Parents’ workshops conducted: -
Fun Festivals conducted: -
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Number of municipalities Cross Cultures is present in:-
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