- Category: Get Involved
- Published on Thursday, 24 February 2011 09:00
Become an integral part of a global movement working to enhance civil society by becoming a CIVICUS member. CIVICUS depends on you, our members, to undertake our activities to protect the rights of civil society, strengthen its best practices and increase its influence in decision-making processes. Without our members, we would not be able to continue our work to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world.
In return for your support, CIVICUS helps its members by:
- Sense-making: Making sense of the complexities of global civil society. CIVICUS helps to increase knowledge and awareness, primarily through collating and disseminating information on national, regional and global issues and trends.
- Convening and networking: Bringing together members from diverse regions and sectors to share knowledge, good practice and experience. CIVICUS promotes and enhances networking opportunities amongst and for all members. The CIVICUS World Assembly is one of the largest gatherings of civil society – and CIVICUS members get a discount! Check it out at: www.civicusassembly.org.
- Creating space and amplifying voices: Helping to increase the space for civil society to be heard on the world stage and thus strengthen the ability of citizens to influence the policies and practices of governments, international institutions and the private sector.
- Protecting civil society rights: CIVICUS monitors threats to civil society around the world and protects and defends the rights of civil society actors to exist, express and engage.
CIVICUS members also play an active role in our governance through the nomination and election of the Board of Directors.