The CIVICUS monitor – Informing the fightback against closing civic space

After two years of deep thinking and hard work, the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has launched the beta version of the CIVICUS Monitor – the first ever online tool specifically designed to track and rate respect for civic space, in as close to real-time as possible.The need for such a tool is more relevant today than ever. Based on a vibrant civil society research collaboration, the CIVICUS Monitor shows how over three billion people live in countries where civic space - in other words the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression - is repressed or closed.

Written by: Cathal Gilbert, Dominic Perera and Marianna Belalba

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