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Keeping up the Pressure: Enhancing the Sustainability of Protest Movements

"With formal spaces for participation closing across the globe, citizens are more likely to take to the streets to have their voices heard and press for change. This study shows that the international community and national stakeholders must foster a safer and more enabling environment for people to engage in public protests. - Tor Hodenfield, Policy and Research Analyst at CIVICUS

Uganda - The CIVICUS Monitor determines that the space for civil society in Uganda is repressed. In November 2012, civil society leaders and concerned citizens launched the Black Monday Campaign to raise public awareness about the misuse of public funds by political figures and political officials.

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