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The question campaigners hate to answer, but need to

Kirsty McNeill on the tough question campaigners need to ask themselves in order to make change.


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25 February 2021
Governance structures that perpetuate inequality are key barriers to promoting locally-led development. How can INGOs change their governance to address power imbalances?
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18 February 2021
Media freedom, the cornerstone of free and democratic societies, is being eroded across the Commonwealth. Attacks on journalists, repressive legislation, and unjustifiable censorship are rampant in too many of its 54 member states.
Anti-corruption protesters in Eastern Europe.
10 February 2021
The UK government must do more to protect human rights defenders and civil society activists who are at risk as the global civic space continues to erode.