06.07.2022 I New CIVICUS report ‘State of Civil Society’ identifies global trends and shines a light on human rights abuses
CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations, has published its 11th report. The ‘State of Civil Society’ provides an insight into the challenges that have faced civil society during the first half of 2022, and showcases how the sector has contended with such pressures.
CIVICUS identifies five key areas for global concern: Economy, Democracy, Challenging exclusion, Environment and Global Governance. Each section features civil society campaigns from around the world, ranging from elections in Australia to teacher strikes in Zimbabwe, and how campaigners endeavour to overcome the aforementioned issues that further insect with the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report concludes that, in spite of the enormous challenges posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising global inflation, civil society is still able to advocate for change.
The data in the report comes from the ‘CIVICUS Lens’ series, which provides analysis and commentary for the organisation, and from conversations with over 120 civil society organisers and experts.