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International Civil Society Week 2019

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Alejandra Agudo

“La solidaridad es la mejor protección de los defensores de los derechos humanos” ("Solidarity is the best protection for human rights defenders")

¿Ha llegado el momento en el que los jóvenes cambian el mundo? (Has the time come when young people change the world?)

Marsha, de Pussy Riot: “Es necesario elegir no callar”

Vishal Manve

India's elections are right around the corner — and the fake news problem is not going away

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina: ‘Even in Russia, social media is still an effective method for uniting people’

Kashmir is an information black hole for the United Nations: Rapporteur for human rights - Michael Forst

How young activists assembled at the European Youth Capital to discuss gender, LGBTIQ inclusivity, and persecution

Proud of Period's Oscar win, want to perform In India: Russian feminist band Pussy Riot

Alecia McKenzie

Civil Society Leaders Meet Amid Protests, Attacks on Rights

Smears, Laws, Lack of Cooperation: Tools Against Activists

No Story Worth Dying For?

When Youth Take on The Fight to Defend Rights

Activists spotlight education for development and rights

Hana Srebotnjak

The alarming state of civic space in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sudan and Venezuela: a global trend

Why Catalan feminists should focus on sorority not independence

“All as One – 1 out of 5 million”: Serbian protesters mobilise against growing authoritarian rule

#metoo in the East? Women's rights in south-Eastern and Eastern Europe

Mythili Sampathkumar

Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina talks hope, history, activism, and the “New Cold War”

For India’s youth, these elections are about more than party politics

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Civic Space at a Glance

number of countries with closed, repressed or obstructed civic space
(%) percentage of the world’s population that live in a country with ‘open’ civic space
number of human rights defenders killed in 2017 for their peaceful work (Source: DefendDefenders)