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Civil Society Situation report June 16- 31,2017

n this edition of the situation report, civil society news and activities were captured in the various West African States.

In Togo for example, a coalition of civil society organisations known as the Association for the Fight Against Impunity in Togo (CICAT) made 14 recommendations geared towards the fight against torture, inhumane and degrading treatments to the Government of Togo. Where as In Ghana, civil society organizations were enjoined to build a national entity to sustain civil society actions without funding from foreign donors. Elsewhere, the Gambia Press Union (GPU) organized a training of trainers work¬shop to educate editors, senior journalists, heads of civil society organizations and activists on the Freedom of Expression.

In Mali, a coalition of civil society organizations continued their demand for the cancellation of a government plan to revise the Constitution. While in Ghana and Nigeria, there were protests and demonstrations by civil society actors were citizens are demanding for good governance.

These and many more interesting civil society news updates are featured in this edition of the civil society situation report.

The Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-monthly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa and beyond. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the regions.

Access the situation report here.


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