In December 2018, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) published "Political Participation of Women and Men with Disabilities in Tunisia: An IFES Assessment", a document that outlines barriers to and opportunities for persons with disabilities who face multiple forms of marginalization.
The report highlights the following findings:
- There is a lack of data reltated to the number of Tunisian voters with disabilities and where they live.
- Tunisia does have a supportive policy framework for inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral processes.
- The Independent High Election Institute (ISIE) toko numerous steps to make the electoral process accessible for the municipal council elections.
- There was not enough active consultation between disabled people's organization (DPOs) and government stakeholders to ensure assistive devices and materials were effective.
- The process of getting a disability card and related policies are negatively impacting the political participation of Tunisians with disabilities.
- Outreach to persons with disabilities regarding information about the municipal council elections was insufficient.
To read the full report, select the PDF link below visit IFES' website here.