Civil Society: The Clampdown is Real! (via CIVICUS Civil Society Index)

Excellent, but rather depressing, report on the problems faced by civil society over the past couple of years. From the CIVICUS organisation, a UK NGO aiming to gather data on the state of international civil society and, through doing so, strengthen its global development.

A blog article on the relationship between civil society and volunteering is in the pipeline. Stay tuned…

The last decade, and especially 2009 and 2010, have been particularly hard for civil society and human rights defenders. Negative global trends that began soon after 9/11 have come to a head as governments have continued to encroach on fundamental freedoms through harsh security measures and other legal and policy restrictions. CIVICUS has put together a synthesis report highlighting these trends. To read Civil Society: The Clampdown is Real – Gl … Read More

via CIVICUS Civil Society Index

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