14 November, 2018: ICNL Publishes 2017-2018 Annual Report: Strengthening the Fabric of Communities



The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law is pleased to release our 2017-2018 Annual Report. This year’s report focuses on our work in over 100 countries to safeguard and strengthen civic freedom. When it comes to protecting rights and improving lives in the face of adversity, it is the action of people and their communities that makes a real difference.Together with our partners, we have advanced local reforms, pushed back against restrictions, and overcame challenges.

To achieve this, we ground our work in five goals:

1. Enhancing international norms

2. Strengthening local actors

3. Navigating restrictions

4. Creating knowledge

5. Raising awareness

The 2017-2018 annual report shows how ICNL’s goals come to life. From applying international standards to prevent restrictive legislation in Sri Lanka to using research to advance philanthropy in Morocco, each story shares how our work makes an impact at the local and global level.

We have also launched new initiatives to address emerging trends that affect the rights of individuals across the globe, including the impact of artificial intelligence on civic freedom.

Each goal represents a central pillar to achieving our mission: strengthening civil society, civic participation, and philanthropy around the world. By promoting laws and policies that make this possible, we join our partners in strengthening the fabric of diverse communities.

Read the full report here.