Active citizenship is a means to achieve development, because it enables women and men living in poverty to raise their voice in defence of their rights. This page pulls together 10 case studies and an overview report to illustrate that effort.
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Without space to speak out, organize, and take action, progress on inclusive development is severely constrained. Citizens, civil society actors and their allies must formulate a strong and consolidated global response to defend our common space for engagement, debate and action.
The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands, where most of the population is concentrated in just 11 of these islands. In recent decades, the Philippines’ economy has deteriorated progressively, which has had a particular impact on the country's poorest classes.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the largest and most populous country in the Pacific. After early colonial administration by Britain and Germany, and four years of Japanese occupation during WWII, PNG gained independence from Australia in 1975.
Kenya has the largest economy in East Africa and has enormous potential in its educated population, vibrant private sector and natural resources. Despite this potential, it has disproportionate levels of poverty, women’s marginalization, broader inequality, government mismanagement and violence.
Mauritania is one of the largest and least populated countries of West Africa. Despite the country’s huge reserves of resources (fish, iron, oil, gold, etc.), more than 16.6% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.
Young people ages 15-24 account for a sixth of the global population, 1.2 billion people whose lives, educations, careers and communities will be forever transformed by Covid-19. So why are they not being included in policymaking decisions that will continue to affect their lives for generations to come?