living library – Associa-Med Tunisia

Name of the activity: living library

Country/NMO: Associa-Med Tunisia

Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: Continuous Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Peace, peacebuilding and health

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

Problem statement:

Nowadays, The tunisian society is facing a growing gap of communication due to the unacceptance of any kind of differences.  This social and cultural stigma is leading to the increase of violence and public hate speeches against vulnerable groups.What’s even more saddening, is that health care professionals, are sometimes found guilty of discrimination against these vulnerable communities. Facing this chaotic situation, we find ourselves in need of this project in an attempt to establish peace.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Migrants
  • Refugees
  • People with disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTQIA+ community


1-help medical students to embrace the cultural, ethnic ,religious and physical differences instead of fighting the mand to have a peaceful world where everyone is welcomed regardless of everything

2-to have future doctors who are understanding, non judgmental and accepting of all kinds of people as our medical ethics obliges us to treat everyone the sameway

3-give the people who have always been judged, oppressed and shut down a chance to tell their story in theirownwords, a chance to have their destiny in their own hands

4-the living  library is a tool that seeks to challenge prejudice and erase stereotypes

Indicators of Success:

1- 80 to 100 medical students assist in our living library

2- 10 to 14 different living books

3- A variety of books that include all types of differences (cultural, religious, physical..)

4- Medical students who interact with the human books and conclude to the importance of respecting each other


The first step would be to choose our team members

Training of the team members concerning how to search for living books and the appropriate way to interact with them

Organise ageneral meeting where all books would tell their stories to the team members as a preselection to the human books

The activityitselfincludes interactions between medical students and human books in forms of meaningful conversations.

Plans for evaluation:

Pre evalution :

Online mediatization of the event including photos from previous editions, teasers and general information about the current situation

A pre-evaluation form the includes the participants’ expectations of the project

postevaluation :

an online post evaluation form that includes feed-backs, critisism and different inputs as well as the importance of the change that the participants feltafter the activity

External collaborations:



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