Rahma Bin Youssef
I work on reversing the resource curse that has changed the province I live in, Gabes, from the paradise oasis it once was to the impoverished area with poor infrastructure it is today. There is also high air and water pollution due to the exploration and extraction activities of several national and international oil companies.
As part of the civil society network in Tunisia, I have been actively campaigning for improving the quality of life in Gabes by demanding a fair share of the revenues generated by the province of Gabes. Demanding that the government publishes how it spends the revenues will help us leverage our demands for improving the environmental conditions in my area. Being part of PWYP’s affiliated coalition in Tunisia allows me to lobby in an organised way to promote change.