Politics on the margins in Tunisia

Vulnerable young people in Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen

Summary:

This report analyses the findings of interviews with almost 800 young people aged between 18 and 34 living in the deprived neighbourhoods of Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen in Tunis, which are marked by high unemployment rates, school dropouts and insecurity. This report aims to demonstrate how the social and urban inequalities to which these young people are subjected penetrate every aspect of their lives, shaping their identities and influencing their relationships with politics, leaving them feeling excluded from the democratic process and marginalised from the legitimate political scene. The quantitative findings upon which this research is based can be found in the report, Experiences and perceptions of young people in Tunisia.