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Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19

The Civic Space Initiative

  • CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
  • International
  • 2021
  • Scale-up project
The Civic Space Initiative (CSI) is a collaborative effort to protect and expand freedoms of assembly, association, and expression so citizens can influence leaders and hold them accountable. An open civic space is essential for accountability to human rights standards, development and inclusive decision making. As the global context shifts, the project has shifted to take address the new threats to civic space, notably the legal and social environments, posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Projects which might interest you

Scale-up project
Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
Civic Space Guardian
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DIRECTORIO LEGISLATIVO
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Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
The EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism
Every year, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism - ProtectDefenders.eu, offers life-saving support to hundreds…
ProtectDefenders.eu
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Colombia, Syria, Uganda
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Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
Coordinated Response & Local Action: COVID-19
This project assists civil society organizations (CSO) in responding to the pandemic’s impacts on their work…
Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)
Afrique
Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Somalia
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