Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society

The Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society fosters collaboration among states, civil society and international organizations to counter the growing global trend of constraining civil society.

By combining the diplomatic influence of democratic states with the collective power of the global democratic community, the group ensures that nongovernmental actors are able to voice their opinions and hold their leaders accountable.

As a way to guarantee citizens the right to organize themselves and promote shared values, the Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society serves as a mediator between individuals and governments. It achieves its objectives through diplomacy, technical assistance (legal and constitutional drafting expertise), awareness campaigns, workshops and seminars.

For further information about the Working Group, please contact the Working Group Coordinator at: WGCivilSociety@community-democracies.org