Protecting our Space: Human Rights Defender Strategies to Protect Civil Society Space

Published: July 2016

This report from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) collects various firsthand examples of targeted advocacy to defend or expand civil society space and examines the shared elements that contributed to success.

The report lists several elements of successful strategies as well as lessons learnt from unsuccessful experiences. It was developed following a convening of human rights defenders who undertook training with ISHR.