What is civil society and why does it matter? Check out this thought-provoking and inspiring video, where civil society voices from different countries share their views and visions! UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai is also featured. The video has been produced by the Brussels-based Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), of which International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is a member.
See also the new HRDN report on ‘Promoting and Protecting Civil Society Space’, which aims to capture the discussions, analysis and recommendations from the 2015 EU-NGO Human Rights Forum on this topic. This forum took place in Brussels on 3-4 December 2015 and was attended by human rights defenders from across the globe. It was jointly organized by HRDN and the European External Action Service. IPHR was represented in the HRDN core group of the HRDN Enabling Environment Working Group that worked on the Forum.