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Youth Progress Index 2023: Youth Progress and Civic Space


Civil society organisations play a critical role in amplifying the voices of marginalised and vulnerable groups, highlighting the key challenges they face and ensuring that their concerns reach diverse audiences.

However, recent years have been marked by a disturbing trend of shrinking civic spaces, including those of youth organisations. Research shows a worrying trend of global authoritarian backlash against civil society and human rights defenders, characterised by phenomena such as threats and attacks, protests, disruption, funding and administrative restrictions and censorship or intimidation.

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