Consultation on Closing Civic Space
25-26 May 2021 | Online
Organized By : Peace Direct
From May 25-26, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, CDA Collaborative Learning, and Peace Direct will invite local activists, changemakers, organizers, healers, and peacebuilders to a two-day conversation on the ‘Closing Civic Space.’
The term civil society refers to a diverse group of organisations, including faith-based groups, cultural organisations, and advocacy groups. It is a vital component of ensuring lasting peace and democracy; one that is currently under threat.
Amidst the current global COVID-19 pandemic, growing scrutiny of systemic injustices and rising violence and polarisation, civil society organisations are facing increasing strain as they continue to serve their communities around the world.
This multitude of challenges disproportionately affects fragile and conflict-affected communities. It has become increasingly clear there is a need to engage with the wider peacebuilding community on these challenges, and find appropriate solutions.
We invite local activists, changemakers, organizers, healers, and peacebuilders to a two-day conversation from May 25-26, 2021 on the issue of ‘Closing Civic Space.’