Foreign agent laws claimed as a tool to fight back against foreign interference can also be used to silence critics and repress law-abiding NGOs, independent media and individuals.
Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is not an African value.
White saviourism is simultaneously a state of mind and a concrete unequal power structure between the Global North and the Global South.
These crackdowns are occurring around the world in countries that are becoming less free because of what’s known as ‘democratic backsliding.’
Australia’s protected areas have grown and grown. But at the same time, ecosystems are falling apart. How can that be?
Environment groups are pushing the Greens to accept Labor’s emissions target. What do these tensions mean for climate action?
To date, the program has provided nearly $10 million to roughly 137,000 of the country’s poorest citizens.
Early childhood development centres in South Africa, particularly in low-income communities, provide services which many of these children and their families wouldn’t cope without.
The International Olympic Committee oversees several humanitarian initiatives. But it avoids letting human rights concerns interfere with the Games, even in countries with rampant violations.
In 1983, a Canadian group helped rebuild traditional cooking houses in Tonga in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. The Tonga Kitchens project offers lessons for Canadian aid today.
Fetching water entails physical hardship that can often lead to mental agony and can sometimes even threaten a woman’s safety.
A scholar from Afghanistan outlines what more than $150 billion in assistance did and didn’t accomplish in two decades following the arrival of U.S. troops un 2001.
Instead of making symbolic gestures, Indians need to pressure the government to establish effective environmental policies and programs.
Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.
The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on how non-profit organizations operate and how they’re funded. Is it enough to boost non-profit sector capacity to address social inequities post-pandemic?
COVID-19 has presented an opportunity to increase gender equality both in Canada and worldwide. Rebuilding with women at the forefront will help communities succeed post-pandemic.
In Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, NGO policies directing children’s welfare ignore indigenous knowledge on childhood, and how it can aid the sustainable implementation of interventions.
Many countries, ranging from Hungary to Brazil, are using violence and legal measures to control, intimidate and shut down independent organizations – including foreign ones.
On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government’s student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public’s trust and led to its demise.
Civil society activists responding to the COVID-19 social crisis face important challenges and tensions. They should tackle these choices head-on as they develop longer-term plans.