To: Bochra Belhaj Hmida, President of the Tunisian Committee on Individual Freedoms and Equality

It's a crime to be gay in Tunisia and LGBT people are often arrested for just existing. Because of this, they are often victims of harassment, discrimination, and violence.

There were at least 71 arrests under Tunisia’s anti-gay law in 2017.

Ms. Hmdia, we are calling on you to include repealing of Article 230 of the Tunisian Penal Code in the final report of the Committee on Individual Freedoms and Equality.

This campaign has ended.

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Update - 13 June 2018: the Committee on Individual Freedoms and Equality delivered their report to the Tunisian President of the Republic yesterday. The report includes a recommendation that the Parliament should repeal Article 230 of the Tunisian Penal Code (or replace detention with a simple fine) and ban "anal testing". We'll keep working to make sure these recommendations become laws.


Mohamed is a 25-year-old nurse from Tunisia who is facing up to 3 years in prison just because he's gay.

He was the victim of a sexual assault in his own home. He went to the police to report his attacker.

Instead of receiving the protection he desperately needed, he ended up being the one prosecuted...for being gay. This is possible only because it's a crime to be gay in Tunisia.

But now, we actually have a real chance to change this. There's a new government committee in Tunisia dedicated to ending our discriminatory laws. But they won't prioritize ending the anti-gay law unless they hear from thousands of people like you.

Will you sign Mohamed's petition and let Tunisian authorities know that it's time to end our anti-gay law?

This campaign is being run in conjunction with Shams – Pour la dépénalisation de l'homosexualité en Tunisie.

Published on 20 March 2018.

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.