"The analysis presented here draws from our ongoing analysis initiative launched in January 2022, CIVICUS LENS, and is directly informed by the voices of civil society affected by and responding to the major issues and challenges of the day. It offers a civil society perspective of the world as it stands in early 2023: one plagued by conflict and crises, including of democratic values and institutions, but in which civil society continues to strive to make a crucial difference in people’s lives."
Read CIVICUS' new report on 'Global Assessment on Protest Rights (October 2021 - September 2022)'
Read this recent report by Freedom on the Net on how authoritarians are on a campaign to divide the open internet into a patchwork of repressive enclaves.
Read GIGA's report 'Sustaining Civic Space in Times of COVID-19: Global Trends'.
The final of four webinars in the AFSC ‘Under the Mask’ series considered governments using special powers during COVID-19 to push unpopular policies and plans through. We considered the displacement of communities by extractive industries through to steps toward annexation of occupied territories being fast-tracked whilst people’s attention is on the pandemic.
The third of the four webinars in the AFSC ‘Under the Mask’ series considered migration and militarized borders under COVID-19. The convening was attended by 56 participants from around the globe, receiving simultaneous interpretation in Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and French.
The second of the four webinars in the AFSC ‘Under the Mask’ series considered state surveillance under COVID-19. The convening was attended by roughly 65 participants from around the globe, receiving simultaneous interpretation in Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and French with the presentations and the majority of the small group discussions taking place in English.
Masks and Batons, the first of four webinars in the AFSC Under the Mask series, considered police brutality during the COVID-19 pandemic. The convening was attended by more than 70 participants from around the globe, receiving simultaneous interpretation from English to Bahasa Indonesian, Spanish, Arabic, and French.