Tag: activism/new forms of organising

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Holding power to account, and keep moving!

By Michael Hammer, former INTRAC Executive director. The 2015 Paris Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in […]

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Who do you belong to? Encounters with Syrian civil society

By Didi Alayli. What are the challenges faced by civil society activists in highly constrained and politically charged contexts? (How) […]

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Spain’s Gag Law: Endangering freedom of expression and association in the name of security

By Arantxa Mandiola Lopez. A couple of months ago, I watched a video from a civil society movement called “Marea […]

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Mixed methods evaluation of Syrian Active Citizens Programme, British Council – Syria

The evaluation (April 2015 – March 2016) aimed to assess the impact of the British Council’s flagship citizenship initiative – […]

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Civil society sustainability: Stepping up to the challenge

By Rachel Hayman. Welcome to the first contribution to a new INTRAC blog series on civil society sustainability. Over the […]

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Research on legal frameworks and political space for NGOs

Operating contexts are becoming increasingly difficult and challenging for civil society groups in many countries around the world. Yet even […]

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Legal Frameworks and Political Space for NGOs – Executive Summary

This two-page summary of the research “Legal Frameworks and Political Space for NGOs” provides the highlights of the most important findings, the recommendations, and a snapshot of the situation in all 12 countries studied.

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Legal Frameworks and Political Space for Non-Governmental Organisations: An Overview of Six Countries – Phase II

There has been increasing concern to understand the realities that affect how international and local NGOs operate in many countries. […]

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Finding civil society space in the midst of threats to independence and freedoms to operate

By Rowan Popplewell. Recent years have seen the publication of an increasing number of media and research reports describing how […]

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ONTRAC 57. Beyond spring: Civil society’s role in the Middle East and North Africa

In 2011, the world watched amazed as people across the Arab world stood up to demand change. Beginning with a […]

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Civil Society at a Crossroads. Most significant findings

This two-page document summarises the most important findings of the ‘Civil Society at a Crossroads’ programme . It also links to the project’s major outputs, including more detailed synthesis documents and all case studies.

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Special Issue: Civil societies at crossroads: eruptions, initiatives, and evolution in citizen activism

This special issue of Development in Practice (Volume 23, Number 5, October 2013) has grown from the sense that important changes in […]

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