Defending Civic Space

Our Defending Civic Space Programme aims to strengthen the environment that enables citizens to organise, express themselves freely and participate in public life. We support a range of approaches to defend civic space, including groups that defend freedom of expression, protect human rights defenders, enable and encourage civic participation, strengthen civic space online, and independent public interest media.

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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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