Just Three Percent of World's People Live in Countries Where Civic Space is Fully Respected

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Just three percent of people live in countries where the right to protest, organize and speak out are respected, protected and fulfilled, according to the CIVICUS Monitor, which has released the first-ever global dataset on civic space in every country in the world. Charity & Security Network serves at the North American research partner on the Monitor.

CIVICUS also Found that serious civil space violations are taking place in 106 countries, well over half of all UN Member States. The CIVICUS Monitor finds that civic space in 20 countries is closed, and it is repressed in another 25 countries. 

The United States, where civic space is narrowed, has been placed on the Monitor's Watch List, which highlights up to five countries where there is a serious and rapid decline in civic space.