Our 2018-2019 annual report aims to highlight the progress civil society is making to counter restrictions and expand civic space. The legal environment for civil society around the world remains challenging. There are, however, positive trends. In the last year, with ICNL’s support, 29 initiatives were passed that now better conform to international standards and 12 restrictive initiatives were defeated.
Over the past year, we have worked with our partners to strengthen their efforts to protect and nurture civic space, despite great challenges. From successful efforts to change restrictive initiatives to progress taking root in challenging places, we have supported our partners’ efforts to navigate an ever-changing legal environment.