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Tunisia hosts World Social Forum

Event offered space to put forward ideas for better society based on principles of equality, reciprocity and solidarity.

Rabii Kalboussi | | Arts & Culture, Middle East, Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia - At least 70,000 participants, representing more than 4,000 mass-based movements and organisations and an amazing diversity of people from all over the globe, have taken part in the 14th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF), that took place in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.

The five-day event served as an annual counterweight to the Davos World Economic Forum, where top political leaders and business elites meet to discuss economic issues.

Set on the campus of El Manar University in the capital Tunis, thousands of participants were milling among tents, stalls, workshops and seminars debating about key issues of our times and how to achieve social justice at local, national, regional and international levels.

The event provided mosaic of youth and labour unions, environmental and peace associations, as well as various communities and activists from across the globe. It offered a space to put forward alternative ideas for a better society based on the principles of equality, reciprocity and solidarity.

More than 200 cultural activities were on display in Tunis as part of the event. They include exhibitions, alternative media fair, film screenings, street performances and music concerts.

Text by Ahmed El Amraoui; Photos by Rabii Kalboussi

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