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A webinar to explore effective advocacy in restrictive environments

Creative Campaigning in Restrictive Spaces:

Wednesday, December 16, 9:00-10:30 EST / 15:00-16:30 Tunis

Zoom Registration Here


Please join us for an interactive workshop to explore real-world examples illustrating effective tactics for advocacy in restrictive spaces. The workshop will build upon the new advocacy toolkit developed by the Lifeline Fund for Embattled CSOs – recently translated into Arabic—to support CSOs operating in the toughest environments. With increasing restrictions due to COVID-19 and continued political stalemate across the Middle East and North Africa region, this resource is even more timely, as growing numbers of CSOs find themselves operating in hostile contexts and need to reconsider their opportunities for change.

Moderator: Ahmed AlGohary, Human Rights Education Manager, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies


Part I:  Introduction of Lifeline and Presentation of the Toolkit for Advocacy in Restrictive Spaces, Members of the Lifeline Consortium


Part II: Discussants:

Mohamed Zaree, Egypt Country Director, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Fatima Al al-Bahadly, Founder, Al-Firdaws Society, Iraq 

Medya Dhir, General Director, Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights



Please register here by December 12.

The Lifeline Fund for Embattled CSOs provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack, as well as rapid response advocacy and resiliency grants to support CSOs in responding to broader threats against civic space. Founded in 2011, Lifeline is a consortium of 7 international non-governmental organizations supported by 19 governments that aims to push back against civic space threats. The Lifeline consortium is led by Freedom House and consists of Front Line Defenders, CIVICUS, International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL), People in Need (PIN), FORUM-ASIA, and Swedish International Liberal Center (SILC).