2019 State of Civil Society Report

The annual CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report analyses how contemporary events and trends are impacting on civil society, and how civil society is responding to the major issues and challenges of the day. This is the eighth edition of our report, focusing on actions and trends in 2018. This report is of, from and for civil society, drawing on over 50 interviews and guest articles from civil society activists, leaders and experts, as well as CIVICUS’ ongoing programme of research, analysis and advocacy. In particular, it presents findings from our online platform tracking conditions for civil society in 196 countries. 2018 was another year of immense contestation for fundamental rights. On the one side stood  rising right-wing populists, authoritarian presidents, large corporations with few scruples and anti-rights groups. Yet, progressive, rights-oriented civil society and citizens bravely stepped forward to demand the voice they were denied. The report identifies key trends that impacted on civil society in 2018 and are continuing in 2019.

Direct Link to Full 20-Page 2019 CIVICUS Report Overview:

https://civicus.org/documents/reports-and-publications/SOCS/2019/state-of-civil-society-report-2019_executive-summary.pdf

Source: WUNRN – 04.04.2019