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SOTU Africa Ghar El Meleh marathon in Tunisia – Engaging African citizens through sports

The 4th edition of the Ghar El Meleh marathon, Tunisia.
Using sports to engage African citizens to act/do/engage/speak-out on matters that affect their development, freedoms and rights ‪#‎BeTheVoice‬ My African Union

The State of the Union (SOTU) Coalition in Tunisia led by the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR), a, held a marathon in partnership with the LAZARET association for youth and sports. This was part of outlined activities under My African Union campaign that seeks to mobilize African citizens to be the voice that calls on African governments to implement the commitments they have adopted in the form of legal instruments and policy standards at the African Union (AU).

The project aims at Strengthening Tunisian Citizens’ Participation in Policy Development, Monitoring and Implementation within the African Union”. Persons with disability as well as the young and old joined in to race. Efforts from SOTU have seen Tunisian citizens increasingly engage with issues of the African Union and participate in debates and discussions on them.

The event was also attended by the India ambassador to Tunisia, the Regional Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Abdelkarim Fatnasi, and the Governor of Ghar El Melh, Mr. Sofiene Ben Faddah. This is one of the events that SOTU in Tunisia put together to sensitize and educate the Tunisian youth on the campaign.

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