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October 26, 2023

Polish parliamentary elections are a win for civil society but change will take some time

Akudo McGee The results of the Polish parliamentary elections suggest that a coalition of the opposition will lead the next government. This is good news for civil society, which faced constant threats under the current Law and Justice (PiS) party. However, Akudo McGee warns that challenges still lie ahead for civil society Read more
October 10, 2023

Gender (in)equality in socioeconomic participation at substate levels in Italy and Spain

Alexandra Tomaselli Substate laws and policies may play a key role in promoting or hindering the socioeconomic participation of those who face intersectional discrimination. Alexandra Tomaselli examines how women and LGBTQIA+ individuals cope with their access to work, education, and services in South Tyrol and Catalonia Read more
February 13, 2023

๐Ÿ“ The EU needs to rethink its human rights promotion in the South Caucasus

Laura Luciani As the liberal norms promoted by the EU are fiercely contested, human rights groups in the South Caucasus face an insecure environment. Some propose alternatives to human rights promotion that challenge both the EUโ€™s development paradigms and competing authoritarian agendas. Laura Luciani argues that we should take them seriously Read more
March 11, 2022

Representation is not enough: women briefing the UN Security Council

Louise Olsson Inviting more women to brief the United Nations Security Council helps include them in decision-making on international peace and security. But despite progress, observe Louise Olsson and Anna Marie Obermeier, challenges remain. The Council must integrate recommendations from women's voices into decision-making Read more
October 20, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ Civil society organisations under pressure in the worldโ€™s biggest democracy

Soumi Banerjee Soumi Banerjee and Rishi Jha argue that the rising wave of illiberalism is causing a shift in state-civil society relationships around the world. In contemporary India, the government often targets NGOs, resulting in the partial or complete seizure of operations Read more
March 2, 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable populations will change the global humanitarian system

Daniela Irrera How are states and intergovernmental organisations adapting to new patterns of vulnerability created by the pandemic? Daniela Irrera suggests that future humanitarian systems must involve non-state actors alongside their governmental counterparts Read more
November 23, 2020

Polish citizens protest against the new abortion law โ€“ while civil society itself becomes ever more divided

Akudo McGee Enraged by Polandโ€™s new abortion law, thousands of protestors filled the streets in late October. Many protests were organised by liberal civil society organisations, yet, argues Akudo McGee, it is precisely through civil society that the government has been able to exert its anti-liberal agenda Read more

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