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General Purposes

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $11,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

Established in 1993, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. With members from 129 countries, the grantee’s work includes researching the state of civil society in more than 50 countries, raising awareness and education about civil society; and mobilizing quick, public responses to situations where the freedom of civic association is threatened. In 2011, the grantee has continued to strengthen civil society by working to protect civil society rights; promoting good practices within the civil society sector; and influencing government, international institutions, and private sector policies and practices. This grant increase will provide partial support to a workshop, which will launch the South African Forum on International Solidarity. The workshop will be attended by approximately 100 delegates. The forum will subsequently give opportunities for civil society input to South Africa’s foreign policy on major global issues.