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Shrinking political space

Shrinking Political and Civic Spaces

The impact of Shrinking Political and Civic Space on Operations of Human Rights Activists in Zambia


ActionAid has been working with citizens’ groups, CSOs, state institutions, and political formations in areas of governance and human rights. Over time, concerns have been rising on Zambia’s legal and policy systems which are becoming inhibitive to citizens’ effective participation in the available civic and political platforms. ActionAid Zambia and its allies believe that an open and free civic and political space is a catalyst to national development. It is against this background that AAZ embarked on a mission to undertake a study on Shrinking Civic and Political Space in Zambia in relation to operations of human rights defenders, civic and political activists.

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