In an excellent blog post on the Ottawa Citizen, Fraser Reilly-King highlights a report from CIVICUS focusing on the current state of civil society.
CIVICUS is a world alliance that focuses on civic participation in society. The report, 'The State of Civil Society 2013: Creating an enabling environment
,' seeks to not only clearly spell out what civil society is, but also its importance in attaining and maintaining healthy societies.Read the Entire Article
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