Civil Society Pillar

The Community of Democracies recognizes the importance of civil society in the effective functioning of democracy and supports civil society in many of its initiatives.

At the heart of its inter-governmental work, the Community aims to facilitate close dialogue with civil society around the world, even in places where it faces challenges and restrictions.

The International Steering Committee (ISC) is the standing, elected executive board of the Civil Society Pillar. It is composed of 25 civil society organizations, including global, regional and national level organizations. The ISC represents the Civil Society Pillar between the Civil Society Assembly (CSA) meetings. Members of the ISC are elected for two-year terms by the Civil Society Assembly.

Current members of the ISC:

 

Act Change Transform (ACT!)
http://www.act.or.ke/

 

African Cent. for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
http://www.acdhrs.org/

 

Article 19
https://www.article19.org/

 

Asia Democracy Network
http://adn21.asia/

 

Cecade
http://cecade.org.sv

 

Center for Citizens’ Alliance
http://www.ansa-eap.net/

 

CIVICUS
http://www.civicus.org/

 

Democracy, Transparency, Justice Foundation
http://www.fundaciondtj.org/contenido/quienes_somos.php

 

East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project
https://www.defenddefenders.org/

 

El Rescate
http://www.elrescate.org

 

European Institute for Democracy
http://europeandemocracy.eu/

 

Freedom House (ISC Co-chair)
https://freedomhouse.org/

 

Freedom Initiative

 

Initiatives for International Dialogue
http://www.iidnet.org/

 

Institute of Social Sciences

 

Network of Democrats in the Arab World
http://www.ndaw.org/

 

Nigeria Network of NGOs
http://www.nnngo.org/

 

Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) (ISC Co-chair)
http://www.icnl.org/

 

Open Society Forum – Mongolia
http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org

 

Open Society Foundations (ISC Co-chair)
https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/

 

Organization for Civil Activities RedLad

 

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD)
http://www.tfd.org.tw/

 

Transparency International
https://www.transparency.org/

 

Que Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam
http://www.queme.net/