Bardo — On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar called for an active presence of Tunisian Black people in the public arena.
"It is imperative to be vigilant as to the issue of racial discrimination, particularly in kindergartens, educational curricula and media" he stressed during his meeting, Thursday, with civil society's activists acting against racial discrimination.
Mr. Ben Jaafar reminded that Tunisia is the first country to abolish slavery, underlining that this gain requires further efforts to raise awareness on this issue.
He emphasised the need to strive so that the Revolution be an opportunity to ensure dignity for all Tunisian citizens regardless of their colour and race in law as well as in practice.
Representatives of the civil society gave testimonies on some discriminatory behaviours in schools, calling for enshrining universal human rights in Tunisia's new Constitution, notably the primacy of pacts and treaties against discrimination ratified by Tunisia.