The Drop-in and advice centre for women in distress is a shelter for women fleeing situations of spousal abuse.
Its objectives are: to receive morally or physically threatened women; provide them with a temporary residence; ensure them moral and health assistance; enable their access to the legal apparatus, information on their rights, and mechanisms of appeal; work on their rapid reinsertion in social and economic life. These two drop-in centres have been operative in Sousse and Tunis since 2003 and 2005, respectively.
This practice was identified in the framework of the research seminar on gender “Violence Against Women, Gender-Based Violence”, organised by RUSEMEG in Tunis on 8 and 9 October 2015, in the framework of Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of actors working for gender equality”, with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.