The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) welcomes expressions of interest from its country focal points to implement an activity under the 10 Days of Action for Human Rights and Civic Space, from December 10-19, 2021, in time for the International Human Rights Day.
Through this initiative, CPDE aims to highlight the continued pattern of shrinking civic space around the world, made even worse by the pandemic situation.
As expressed in the Belgrade Call to Action, CPDE and its allies led by CIVICUS, Action for Sustainable Development, Civic Initiatives, and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network, ask United Nations member-states to act to reverse the closing and shrinking space for civil society, to stop the attacks on human rights defenders and the undermining of democratic participation, and to renew the prospects for an inclusive agenda 2030, and the full realisation of the SDGs. Moreover, in light of Covid-19 and the findings of our multi-stakeholder research on Covid response effectiveness, duty-bearers must create an enabling environment for civil society and people’s organisations, which play a crucial role in responding to the crisis and its impacts.
Here are some activities that can be organised in line with this call:
- A webinar/online event on human rights and shrinking civic space
- Production of artwork/literature/videos/social media cards/infographics
Following a review of the Global Secretariat, CPDE will provide financial support for any such action, from USD1,000 to USD2,000, to be sent upon proof of action completion by next year. This is meant to serve as additional support to promote your existing country work. Simply email CPDE Communications Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Network Manager Jodel Dacara (email@example.com) your concept note with the title EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – 10 DAYS OF ACTION ON HR AND CIVIC SPACE until December 10, 2021.#