With increasing attacks on community groups, NGOs, charities and other civil society organisations across the world, Civicus needed a way to document the patterns of repression around the world, aggregating data from their members to pull together a picture of a complex global trend.
Working closely with Civicus to understand their needs, we were able to balanced a complex research and scoring process that aggregates data from sources around the world with a strong design and development process. The result is an easy to manage pipeline for input with a rock-solid data trail that results in a scoring of countries, reflected in a beautiful visualisation presenting headlines, data and rich media content seamlessly.
Central to the work of Civicus (which has been featured prominently in the Guardian and elsewhere) in addressing civil society space, the Monitor provides a simple front-end experience that empowers activists and journalists around the world by putting the information they need at their fingertips.
Explore the Civicus Civil Society Monitor and see the threats facing civil society around the world.
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