On June 29, Ms Mara Marinaki, EEAS Principal Advisor for gender issues, visited the shelter for women victims of violence / in vulnerable situations in Tunis. The center is managed by Beity (meaning “my home” in Arabic), an association that works with the help of the EU-funded Moussawat program.
BEITY is a stopover home for homeless women which promotes the right of disadvantaged people to decent housing and women’s equal access to heritage, property and housing. It takes action against violence, discrimination, exclusion and homelessness that threaten women. Last but not least, it supports women and households headed by women at risk in relation to housing.
The Moussawat program is funded by the European Union in Tunisia. It aims to contribute to the achievement of equality between women and men in Tunisia by reducing inequalities at national, regional and local levels.