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Believe in Better working paper

This is an independent working paper developed in partnership between ActionAid and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, supported by the Major Group for Children and Youth, and

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Attacks on Civic and Democratic Space

Laws and practices that restrict civil space and civil society's ability to operate are undermining people's ability to advance human rights, hold governments to account and help vulnerable

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Shrinking space in Zambia

Zambia has earned a reputation as one of the continent’s most stable democracies ever since it returned to multi-party rule almost 30 years ago. However, this tradition is now under serious threat

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Democratising global governance and multilateralism

Despite significant advances in international commitments and national legislation, human rights are under attack in countries across the world. New research by ActionAid reveals the extent to which

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The Impact of Covid-19 Measures on Civil and Political Rights in Nine Countries

This ActionAid report presents a variety of perspectives from diverse contexts, showing how Covid-19 measures are undermining civic space and what needs to change.