The Challenge of Protecting Civic Space Continues: We hope you will join AFSC as we develop a global strategy! [BLOG]
COVID-19 has been used by multiple states to restrain civil society. As we feared, governments have not relinquished their control as the pandemic evolves from an emergency to a part of everyday life. AFSC has been tracking responses to COVID-19 and civic space since the pandemic began, with a particular focus on freedom of movement, speech, and the right to protest. During the pandemic, the penalties for protesting have ramped up around the world.