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Who is CIVICUS?

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Launched in 2002 and headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have more than 4,000 members in more than 175 countries.

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What is The CIVICUS Monitor?

The CIVICUS Monitor is an online platform that tracks threats to civil society in all countries across the globe.

Use this interactive map to learn the state of civic space (the space for civil society) and fundamental freedoms in any country.  Civic space is rated as either closed, repressed, obstructed, narrowed or open.

CIVIC SPACE AT A GLANCE

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number of countries with closed, repressed or obstructed civic space
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(%) percentage of the world’s population that live in a country with ‘open’ civic space
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number of human rights defenders killed in 2017 for their peaceful work (Source: DefendDefenders)

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