Woman holding a placard on a march

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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Police clash with protesters at an anti-austerity rally in 2011
15 December 2021
We review the good, the bad and finally, the downright ugly developments that took place this year for for those campaigning for human rights and civic space in the UK and globally, before looking at opportunities for change in 2022.  
15 December 2021
What this year has reminded us is that as a sector, time and time again we will rise to the challenge, working together to support the most marginalised people in the world. At Bond, we’re proud of the work we’ve done with all of you. 
UK aid logo Credit: DFID / Rich Taylor
13 December 2021
It has been a difficult year for UK Aid with cuts, reprioritisation and a lack of transparency. But it has also been a year of discovery and reflection, of solidarity and of laying the groundwork for the future away from government decisions.