Cultivating civil society resilience in restricted spaces



Advocacy in Restricted Spaces: A Toolkit for Civil Society Organizations is a menu of options to encourage new ideas about conducting advocacy in difficult contexts, produced by Lifeline, a consortium comprising a number of National Endowment for Democracy grantees.

The toolkit is a collection of real experiences of Lifeline consortium partners and other CSOs, providing inspiring case studies and concrete examples to demonstrate that advocacy is  possible, and there are ways to do it without exposing yourself to a high degree of risk.

The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack and rapid response advocacy and resiliency grants to support CSOs in responding to broader threats against civic space. For more information, contact

The Lifeline Fund for Embattled CSOs is a consortium led by Freedom House, including six other
international organizations: CIVICUS, Front Line Defenders, FORUM-ASIA, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL); People in Need (PIN), and the Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC).


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