In one way or the other, civil society is all of us. (Photo: Aleksandra Eriksson)

Civil society protects us and now it needs our help

A thriving civil society sector is imperative for a healthy democracy. That is why laws like the one recently passed in Hungary, on foreign-funded NGOs, are so problematic.

Actions such as these suggest that civil society is a problem and not an asset. But the very opposite is true. Rather, civil society promotes public participation and ensures the accountability of governments.

In one way or the other, civil society ...

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