This publication provides a glimpse into work done by a cross section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), many with EU support, to fight for a South Africa in which every person’s rights are respected, protected, fulfilled and promoted. Through our partnership with the South African Government as well as civil society, we have a record of remarkable achievements, including support to thousands of projects in communities across the country that work on deepening democracy and achieving access to justice for all, notably the most vulnerable.
The EU continues to value the pivotal role of civil society in striving for the transformation foreseen in the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through their proximity to affected communities, CSOs are suitably placed to assist in overcoming the challenges of poverty, inequality and social exclusion. They are also active in the public space, engage in initiatives to promote participatory democracy, hold government and other public and private institutions to account, push for good governance, and promote human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights.
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