Since independence, social policy has been put forward in Tunisia in order to fight against poverty and reduce social and gender inequalities. Social transfers initially concerned education, social assistance and insurance, consumer subsidies and public health.
Despite efforts to ensure equity in access to education and health, gender and regional disparities persist in terms of economic participation, access to opportunities and political empowerment.
The social question has often been overlooked. Social conditions have not improved enough for several sections of society, and have even deteriorated for some. The covid-19 health crisis has highlighted the insufficiency of social policies in Tunisia and created new needs by increasing the share of the vulnerable population.
This conference on social policies in Tunisia is part of a research project on transformative and gendered social policies in Africa (GETSPA), whose direction is ensured by Pr Dzodzi Tsikata1 and in partnership with the IRD.
An analysis of the trajectory of social policies in Tunisia will be presented in the areas of employment, education, health and social protection. Particular emphasis is placed on social policies concerning women from the end of the colonial period until the post-Covid period.
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