Tunisia: Men Account for 67 Percent of Violence Perpetrators - FTDES

Tunis/Tunisia — Accounting for 30% of all victims of violence in May 2021, women are still the largest group of victims of violence, according to the latest report of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES).

However, 67% of the perpetrators of these acts are men, the same source specified.

Individual violence accounts for 55.7% of all violence reported during May 2021.

As for the forms of violence; criminal violence accounts for 72% of all acts of violence recorded in May 2021, followed by institutional violence (9.84%) and violence in the public space, including cyber violence mainly on Facebook (6.5%).

Road violence accounted for 52%, followed by domestic violence -- supposed to be the safest place -- notably against women, children and the elderly (16%), economic production institutions (14.7%), governmental spaces (8.2%) and health spaces (3.28%).

35% of the reported violence took place in Greater Tunis, mainly downtown Tunis.

The Sahel region ranks second with 16.8% of the national total (a percentage shared between the governorates of Monastir, Mahdia and Sousse), followed by Kairouan (11.4%) and Kef (9.2%).

The report considers that the complex economic crisis that the country is undergoing throughout this decade of democratic transition has begun to create relationships based on violence, even murder and abuse.

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