A high-level American delegation is visiting the office of the Attalaki Organization.
On June 26, 2023, Mr. Adam Phillips, Director of the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation’s Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships, along with Ms. Gretchen Birkle, responsible for the USAID’s Middle East and North Africa office, and Ms. Jillian Provost, visited the office of the Attalaki Organization in the Tunisian capital.
The president of the Attalaki Organization and the manager of relations and partnerships welcomed a high-level American delegation on a working visit to Tunisia and Morocco. An overview of Attalaki’s work and its pivotal role in promoting peaceful coexistence and defending the right to religious freedom and the representation of religious minorities was presented. The meeting provided an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and discussions on the results of the « Let’s Talk About Religious Freedom » project and the next steps to be taken. Both delegations expressed their strong admiration for Attalaki’s work, its success in project implementation, and their commitment to continuing to support the organization’s work.
It is worth noting that Attalaki is the first local organization in Tunisia to receive direct funding from the U.S. government through the USAID under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI)
The advocacy campaign launched by the « Let’s Talk About Religious Freedom » project achieved significant success, reaching over 700,000 individuals through social media publications. Additionally, the project resulted in a qualitative and quantitative research study, the first of its kind in Tunisia, examining the state of religious freedom in Tunisia, including sociological and constitutional legal aspects. Moreover, more than 240 individuals from diverse religious, intellectual, and cultural backgrounds were trained with the aim of educating and raising awareness about the importance of the right to religious freedom or belief.