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CLUB UNESCO ALECSO BARDO CC
 
Club Unesco Alecso Bardo CC
Envisioning peace throughout the world
 
"Our purpose is to promote intercultural dialogue, peace building, and building bridges between religions."
 
Action Areas: Interfaith/Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue
Traditions: Islam
Sub-Traditions: Sufi, Sufi Shi'a, Sunni
Number of Members: 7
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Joined URI Network: September 2009
 
Club Unesco Alecso Bardo (CUAB) is a cultural and artistic association that works for the promotion of UNESCO's ideals in the field of culture, education and science, CUAB's mission is to foster a culture of peace through dialogue among civilizations and to promote young creation. As a Cooperation Circle (CC), they wish to establish a spirit of friendship, peace and co-operation among people regardless of religion, sex, color or language. Their main objectives: to train young people on cultural and social aspects; to create animation of the cultural activities in the city Bardo; to protect cultural and natural heritage; to protect the environment; to empower young people; to disseminate the spirit of non-formal education; and to promote cultural learning.
 
 
 
PEACE FOR ALL
 
Dedication to serving our community by empowering people to make our country a better place
 
"Our purpose is to build culture of peace and tolerance among people, particularly the youth. "
 
Action Areas: Community Building, Education, Environment,Youth
Traditions: Christianity, Humanism, Islam
Sub-Traditions: Secular
Number of Members: 7
Location: Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Joined URI Network: September 2017
 
Their activities include: youth empowerment through engaging young people in capacity-building programs; interfaith dialogue "debates about religions"; cultural exchanges including organizing/co-organizing EuroMed/ Erasmus+ projects; publications, research, analysis, and studies related to youth empowerment, intercultural understanding, women’s empowerment, and religious tolerance. Their goals are: to support youth integration in society through improving their economic and social skills; to form open spaces for exchange and dialogue between people of different religious traditions; and to improve awareness of human rights and intercultural understanding through publication of materials, documents, and stories, and to share them with the world to share experience and inspire others.
 
 
 
SANABEL TOUNSIA
 
Advocating for conflict-resolution and diversity within communities
 
“Our purpose is to prevent violence and promote peaceful co-existence and early conflict resolution to give children better opportunities.”
 
Action Areas: Community Building, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Women, Youth
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Sub-Traditions: Protestant, Catholic
Number of Members: 1000
Location: Nabeul, Tunisia
Joined URI Network: September 2016
 
Sanabel Tounsia Cooperation Circle (CC) is made up of highly motivated social activists from different professional and educational backgrounds participating in projects aimed at sensitizing communities against violence, promoting world peace, and increasing intercultural dialogue among young people from different countries. After the political transition in Tunisia, there is a heightened need to unite people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds to work hand in hand to rebuild the country. CC Members work on creating social awareness among citizens through campaigns, projects, and activities to promote national and international mobility, empower women, and increase their integration into civil society. They develop programs for environmental education and intercultural dialogue among young people from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Members regularly interact with Tunisian stakeholders to defend the rights of the minorities and oppressed people, especially women. They organize interfaith dialogue forums to promote human rights, dignity, and peaceful coexistence, and run childhood education activities and intercultural exchanges.
 
 
 
TOL'ART
 
Promoting tolerance, respect of diversity, and interculturality through dialogue and arts
 
“Our purpose is to promote tolerance, respect of diversity, and interculturality through dialogue and arts.”
 
Action Areas: Arts, Community Building, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Women, Youth, Youth
Traditions: Islam, Christianity, Atheist
Number of Members: 7
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Joined URI Network: October 2015
 
TOL’ART Cooperation Circle (CC) members believe in diversity and coexistence. They also believe that humanity is one family regardless of religion or race. They respect each other’s different backgrounds and promote inter-culturalism as well as the exchange of ideas and experiences through the arts. CC members organize projects that promote capacity building among youth and young women. One of their main projects includes an annual World Peace Day celebration, in which they partner with cultural exchange programs between Tunisian and European youth. Additionally, they organize a consciousness-raising campaign against irregular migration for teenagers, youth and their families. A highlight of their work includes the TOT: the Training of Trainers course on non-violence and inter-cultural dialogue between Tunisian and Palestinian youth.
 
 
 
TOLERANCE AND ANTI-VIOLENCE STUDIES
 
Andalus institute for tolérance and anti-violence studies CC
Creating a concept of citizen journalism away from hate speech
 
“Our purpose is spreading the culture of tolerance through fighting and antagonizing cultural intolerance, racial intolerance, sexual intolerance, political intolerance (democracy), and religious intolerance.”
 
Action Areas: Health and Social Services, Media
Traditions: Islam, Atheist, Christianity
Sub-Traditions: Sunni
Number of Members: 7
Location: Kasserine, Tunisia
Joined URI Network: February 2014
 
With the hopes of spreading a culture of tolerance in Tunisia, members of this CC arranged a meeting for 30 bloggers from across Tunisia to come up with a charter/code of ethics to ensure that they will not spread rumors or fake news, as well as not promoting violence. They also ran a campaign to spread awareness about the HIV (AIDS) disease, organized a rap music party for 120 youth, and spread AIDS awareness. They organized capacity building for newly established non-profit organizations, teaching them how to blog and publish their work on social media. This group’s most memorable moment was spending time with talented but impoverished youth, helping them create art. CC members’ future plans include creating more films about youth in neglected areas in order to have their voices heard across the country. They also hope to establish a radio show to unite the youth.