The Djerba Declaration launched at Summit de la Francophonie side-event

On the 19 November 2022, francophone partners hosted a side-event, ‘Decriminalisation of poverty, status and activism: what role for the OIF?’, at the 18th Summit of the Organisation de la Francophonie (OIF) in Djerba, Tunisia, launching a series of campaign advocacy actions targeting the OIF. With 88 member countries and 16 global institutional networks mandated to promote peace, democracy and human rights, engaging with the OIF and its member States presents new advocacy opportunities for the Campaign, complimenting ongoing efforts with the Commonwealth. The event saw the launching of the below Djerba Declaration which presents the issue, key recommendations to be considered and a clear call to action for the OIF. Media coverage of the event included features on Tunisian and Swiss (8m24s) radio.

The Djerba Declaration is available in French:

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15 December, 2022
Type of Update:
Updates from our Partners
Campaign Activities
Alternatives to Criminalisation
Cost of Exclusion
Courts Systems
Fees and Fines
Human Rights
Petty Offences
Public Health
Pre-trial Detention
Use of Public Spaces
Middle East
Campaign Partners:
Adala Association
Avocats Sans Frontieres
International Federation of ACATs (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture)
Memes Droit pour Tous
Organisation Contre la Torture en Tunisie

The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.


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