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Civil Society Space Report



Civil Society played the lead role in moving Sierra Leone from war to peace and democracy. The contributions to peace and democracy in Sierra Leone saw further proliferation of Civil Society Organisations, amplifying the voices of diversity for discussions around complex issues. However, questions have started to be asked about the fate of public interest activism by Civil Society today in Sierra Leone. Network Movement for Justice and Development and Civil Society Movement has sought to identify and understand the factors that may be responsible for the seeming withdrawal of Civil Society from serious activism, and learn from other countries how Civil Society has fought to regain space, voice, visibility and activism. A mix of Desk Research and participatory data collection approaches including preparatory consultations, Key Informant Interviews, and stakeholder validation was used for the study.see report