Attacked, threatened, banned. That’s what’s happening to Shams, a group fighting tooth and nail to take down Tunisia’s anti-gay law. They’ve been facing attacks from religious leaders and anti-gay politicians for months. Now, the government just banned them for 30 days.
It could be the first step in shutting them down for good.
But Shams is fighting back: next week, they’ll appeal the decision in court. They have a good case: the reasons the government gave for the ban aren’t even true. It’s just another way to intimidate and silence anyone fighting for equality. That’s where we come in.
Tunisia’s government is in trouble. The ruling party just split, making them sensitive to public pressure. Thousands of signatures from around the world could sway authorities to reverse the ban. Will you sign now to make sure Shams can keep fighting for equality in Tunisia? Our partners will deliver the signatures directly to the court.
Published 15th January 2016