Resources

This report by Housing and Land Rights Network and Habitat International Coalition looks into the violations of the right to adequate housing during the pandemic.
Africa Check aims to foster and support a community of non-partisan fact-checkers across the continent.
Oxfam's Civic Space Monitoring Tool provides a monitoring framework to understand what is happening in civic space, to track trends and highlight priority areas that need addressing.
This tracker by Omega Research Foundation seeks to gather together instances of alleged excessive force that have occurred in the context of coronavirus measures or protests arising from coronavirus-related concerns.
AFSC's report looks at nine kinds of restrictions that could limit civic space for the long term and how civil society can respond.
This report by the International Organization for Migration looks into the curtailment of cross-border mobility and the diverse range of strategies employed during the pandemic.
The ILO is publishing policy responses to COVID-19 in 188 countries and territories.
This tracker monitors government responses to the pandemic that affect civid freedoms and human rights, focusing on emergency laws.
This live tracker documents new measures introduced during the pandemic that pose a risk to digital rights, dramatically threatening citizens’ civil liberties and right to privacy.
This platform reports how countries are responding to the pandemic in their migration control policies, focusing on detention and deportation.
This digital knowledge hub reports the impact on the progress of SDGs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This toolkit provides a guide for CSOs to anticipate emergency laws and policies; scrutinize the content of the laws and policies; the process by which they are passed; and identify and respond to emergency measures.
This guide helps protect against surveillance measures and digital activities that violate rights, and also offers specific tools designed for protection online.
This report by Freedom House looks into the impact of Covid-19 in 2020 on the global struggle for freedom.
This article by IPI discusses how states around the world are passing new laws that regulate what they deem dangerous and inaccurate content online, under the banner of so-called "fake news".
Access Now provides recommendations for states in fighting misinformation and free expression during the pandemic in order to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world.
First Draft has created a collection of tools, explainers and resources that can help anybody working with coronavirus information online.
The Institute of Democracy and Electoral Administration continually update on elections postponed due to the pandemic across the globe.
An article by Open Society Foundations.
A report by Human Rights Watch written in March 2020 as the outbreak began.
A report by Freedom House into how governments are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down on free expression and access to information.
This tracker monitors attacks on journalists and the press worldwide linked to the pandemic.
This IRFC report focuses on migrants and refugees facing extraordinary risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
See examples of how networks in South Africa bring residents from varied backgrounds in collective action.
This database is a collection of over 300 nonviolent tactics, or discrete methods deployed to achieve a limited goal.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union has listed measures being taken around the world with the objective to share parliamentary practice and facilitate inter-parliamentary communication.
AFSC's new limited-series podcast, “Under the Mask,” explores how communities are finding ways to connect, organize, and challenge repression in these times.
AFSC's new limited-series podcast, “Under the Mask,” explores how communities are finding ways to connect, organize, and challenge repression in these times. 
AFSC's new limited-series podcast, “Under the Mask,” explores how communities are finding ways to connect, organize, and challenge repression in these times. 
This report focuses on COVID-19 and the transformation of migration and mobility globally.
A live and interactive website that tracks the latest news and trending topics surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
RSF's tracker provides live updates of Covid-19 impacts of press freedom and documents state censorship and misinformation.
This resource focuses on how civil society organizations can engage with the Regional Migration Reviews to improve the promotion and protection of the rights of migrants.
At the start of the pandemic, CIVICUS collated information and resources in an effort to support civil society in defending democratic rights and fundamental freedom.
A report by CIVICUS that outlines some of the many civil society responses to the pandemic.
This article featured on The Economist looks into the ways the decline of democracy has been exacerbated throughout the pandemic.
Twitter's tool to fact check information surrounding the coronavirus.
This interactive map tracks government travel restrictions across the world with latest news following updated legislation.