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Cities Alliance, in partnership with the City of Tunis and USAID, will inaugurate the first two public spaces of the Femmedina Inclusive City Programme in the historic centre of Tunis.
upon invitation only
Public spaces are key to empowering women to be equal participants in the cultural, political and economic development of communities and cities. Following 18 months of participatory assessment, co-designing of urban spaces and implementation works, the Medina of Tunis can now offer women greater opportunities to engage in the city.
A series of newly rehabilitated public spaces under the Femmedina Inclusive City Programme will be made available to women to respond to their needs and challenges they face as residents of Tunis' historic neighbourhoods.
On 9 March, the partners of the project, USAID, City of Tunis, and Cities Alliance will officially open the first two public spaces:
- The Women's Safe Haven, a rehabilitated green area that allows women to step aside from the busy streets of the Medina, and enjoy an outside space in a safe and protected environment.
- The Learning Hub, in Sidi Bechir, a training centre where women can gain new skills through workshops in a arrange of fields such as sewing, crafts, and IT.
Other public spaces rehabilitated under the Femmedina scheme include a library in Bab Bahar, two training centres in Bab Bahar and Bab Souika, and two former parking lots transformed into green spaces in El Hafsia and Tourbet el Bey. These facilities will be opening in the coming weeks.
- Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis
- Natasha Franceschi, Chargée d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia
- Giulia Maci, Cities and Women Programme Cities Alliance
- Hatem Ben Kdim, President of the steering committee of Femmedina in Tunis
- Seifeddine Belabed, District president Bab Souika
- Henda Abbes, District president Sidi Bechir