Civil society and governance

Carmen speaks out on housing justice

Carmen from São Paulo housing rights movement speaking out on housing justice issues [Fora do Eixo]

Policy and research documents on civil society and governance

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  • Protection of civil society Prioritising the protection of local civil society and human rights defenders

    Highlighting the importance of ending attacks against local civil society and human rights defenders in light of the UN Security Council review on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

  • Threatened, silenced and sidelined Threatened, silenced and sidelined (292kb, pdf)

    Civil society’s role in holding the powerful to account is under increasing threat around the world. Hardening of legislation, state violence, extra-judicial measures and restrictions on funding are just some examples. The voices of those who speak out on injustice and play a vital role in ensuring that governments are accountable, are in danger of being silenced.

    This briefing paper explains why urgent action is needed from both international donors and INGOs in order to ensure an open, supportive and enabling environment for civil society.

  • Monitoring government policy Monitoring government policy

    This toolkit explores ways of working for change by monitoring government policies. It aims to help foster a conversation in society on the policies we choose and how well they work

  • Research Policy Networks in Ethiopia: Agents of Change? Research Policy Networks in Ethiopia: Agents of Change? (222kb, pdf)

    This paper is the synthesis of case studies of four Ethiopian civil society networks; the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat, the Ethiopian Interfaith Forum for Development, Dialogue, and Action, the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations and the Poverty Action Network Ethiopia. The networks used the Network Functions Approach developed by the Overseas Development Institute to analyse each other through a peer review process and draw conclusions about their roles, form and functions.

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