Defending Civic Space

Our Defending Civic Space programme aims to advance freedoms of association, assembly and expression, where public engagement in civic life is limited by state and non-state actors. We support groups taking a range of approaches to defend civic space in our focus regions, including advocacy and litigation, independent journalism, and protection and support for human rights defenders at risk.

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Staff in this programme

Maha Abushama

Programme Manager for Human Rights

Bénédicte Goderiaux

Senior Programme Officer for Human Rights

Janek Lasocki

Programme Officer for Human Rights

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