Civil Society

Research & Reports

Strategy Brief:Why Democracy Matters

In the midst of a global backlash against democratic values, we as a global civil society need to play a stronger role in countering the narrative that democracy has failed by demonstrating its many benefits. 


Freedom House works in Eurasia to protect professional and citizen journalists, to bolster activist capacity, and to support LGBTI rights activists.


Freedom House tracks the decline in freedom of association, speaks out against restrictions on civil society, supports local initiatives to defend civil society’s space, and provides emergency assistance to activists. 

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