Civic space means the spaces where many of us live our lives and work together to create a better world. It includes the places where we come together in our communities to take action, as well as organisations large and small. Today, it exists wherever we meet to share ideas and plan the future -- both online and offline.
When countries treat civic space as a 'security' threat and monitor it excessively or try to shut it down, they endanger our human rights. Rights and Security International defends civic space and holds governments to account when they try to restrict it improperly in the name of national security. We collaborate with partners and civil society organisations across the world to ensure that civic space for everyone remains robust and protected.
For more information on our work around civic space, feel free to explore our closing civic space tags in our 'Advocacy' and 'Impact' sections.