Reclaiming and safeguarding the civic space as an open and legitimate arena for critical citizen discourse on democracy and human rights.

The Mission

  • Promote freedom of expression, protest, and dissent as a human right that supports the establishment of a just and equitable society
  • Challenge the shrinking of the public sphere (online and offline) by authoritarian and intolerant forces
  • Promote the compatibility of human rights, democracy, and religious thought
  • Promote critical thinking, evidence-based and data-driven discourse
  • Expand the social base of activist-intellectuals and promote support for the next generation of community-based activist-intellectuals
  • Evaluation and analysis to feed into the development and implementation of follow-up