ICNL’s 2015-2016 Annual Report: Protecting Civic Freedom


ICNL is pleased to announce the release of our 2015-2016 annual report, “Protecting Civic Freedom.”

From Cambodia to Morocco, the report highlights stories where civil society was able to successfully counter the global trend of closing space. Read how civil society coalitions convinced the government to drop proposed ‘foreign agent’ legislation in Kyrgyzstan and how they pushed the Financial Action Task Force to reinterpret global counterterrorism policy affecting civil society. Get inspired by ICNL’s partners in Benin, who worked to develop a new draft Association Law.

Also, check out the Research and Resources page to review ICNL’s wide selection of online resources – including our newly re-launched Civic Freedom Monitor and Civic Freedom Resources pages.

The report also gives an overview of ICNL’s financial status and its current board and advisory council.

“Over the past year, ICNL has worked to confront the challenges facing civic freedoms around the world,” ICNL CEO Doug Rutzen and ICNL Chair Oonagh Breen write in the introduction to the report. “We are privileged to be able to work with such a dedicated group of partners and we look forward to continuing our work to protect civic freedom and enhance civic space around the world”.

For the full report, click here.