Civic space and the Covid-19 pandemic: study

Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) together with CIVICUS, annually publishes the “Atlas der Zivilgesellschaft”, an in-depth analysis of the state of civil society based on the data of the CIVICUS Monitor. The dramatic shrinking of civic space has become particularly apparent since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. Read the study here.

Many governments have disproportionately restricted the civil liberties of their citizens during the crisis. They have violated freedom of expression, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly; they have excluded those affected from participation processes and expanded surveillance. In its fourth edition, the “Atlas der Zivilgesellschaft” therefore focuses on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on civil society spaces. Because this topic is of global importance, we have decided to make parts of the report available to our English-speaking partners and readers.

This newly published study 'Civic space and the Covid-19 pandemic' assesses how civil society actors and organisations are affected and react.