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March 18, 2020

Grant Opportunity: Proposals for Projects Countering Online Violence vs Women Human Rights Defenders

The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL) has announced a call for proposals to counter online gender-based violence and smear campaigns against women human rights activists in the Global South. Grants range from USD$10,000 to USD$25,000. Deadline is April 30, 2020. More information here.  

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March 18, 2020

Webinar on Ways Civil Society Organizations Can Mobilize Domestic Resources

Global Partners for Social Accountability has created a webinar to explore ways that civil society organizations in the Global South can shift the base of their funding away from international organizations and more towards domestic sources. Domestic Resource Mobilization: Strengthening Communities’ Ownership in the Global South gives practical tips and success stories of domestic resource […]

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March 18, 2020

Technology Case Studies for Human Rights Groups

The group New Tactics In Human Rights has released a new collection of case studies to help human rights groups see how technology can help them advance their mission. The tactics highlighted in these case studies are chosen to show how they can be implemented without bursting a nonprofit’s budget, but still be effective. The […]

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March 18, 2020

New Resource Maps Legal Threats to Civic Space in Latin America

Directorio Legislativo has launched a new resource, the Civic Space Guardian (CSG), to monitor regulations impacting civic space in Latin America and the Caribbean. This resource assesses how detrimental a country’s regulations—proposed or existing—are to civil society, as well as the likelihood that proposed regulations will be implemented. In this way, the CSG will let […]

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March 18, 2020

Proposed Nigerian Social Media Bill Draws Widespread Opposition

The Nigerian NGO Spaces for Change joined 86 other civil society organizations in protest of a proposed online censorship bill in Nigeria’s National Assembly, saying it would undermine the personal freedoms of Nigerians. Together they formed The Action Group on Free Civic Space to organize opposition to the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019, […]

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March 18, 2020

Our new Crossover Initiative launches!

The World Movement for Democracy is excited to announce the launch of our new Crossover Initiative, supported by its online hub. Civil society activists who transition from advocacy to government positions face many challenges as they try to lead democratic reforms. To help support their efforts, we have gathered numerous one-of-a-kind resources on our website […]

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March 18, 2020

Technology for Civil Society Summit Coming Up

The Prague Civil Society Centre will be hosting Unlock 2020, their civic tech summit, on May 28 to 29 and is currently accepting applications to attend (deadline March 5, 2020). The summit will feature the newest campaigns and master classes for using technology to advance civic projects. Sessions will cover topics including: new media & […]

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March 18, 2020

Pro-Democracy Activists Released in Zimbabwe after Being Detained for Peacefully Protesting

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) reports that pro-democracy activists Makomborero Haruzivishe and Allan Moyo were released on Monday, February 24, after being held in police custody since the previous week. The men were arrested in Harare, Zimbabwe on charges of participating in a “gathering with intent to promote public violence.” Court prosecutors said that […]

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March 18, 2020

Guatemala Passes Law to Restrict NGOs

Civil society advocacy groups such as the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) have raised alarm at a new law passed in Guatemala which imposes sweeping controls on NGOs and impinges their right to freedom of expression and association. The harsh regulations included in the law (Decree 4-2020) signed by President Alejandro Giammattei on February 27 puts […]

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March 3, 2020

Things I learned after crossing over

Commonly, when members of civil society move into the government, they are considered outsiders, especially those who are appointed and not democratically elected. In a way, that is true. When you are inside a government, which you won with a strong electoral mandate, there was no alternative but to respect the presidential authority and, subsequently, […]

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