Speak Our Language
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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Essential information can only be effectively used by people who understand it. There is huge need and demand among grassroots organizations for the information CIVICUS generates and distributes. In order to have the greatest impact, CIVICUS aspires to provide information services and campaign tools in as many languages as possible. In that way, local citizen groups everywhere in the world can benefit.
Your gift will support CIVICUS to provide important information in a variety of languages including Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Swahili and Mandarin. Information such as training materials on campaigning and other key skills, or news alerts on global or national civil society issues. This will greatly increase the number of individuals and local civil society organizations that are able to directly benefit from these services, all of which are provided for free. It can be easy to exclude people or make them feel like second class citizens. Giving people a voice and speaking with them in their own language are ways of ensuring that doesn’t happen and everyone is treated with equal respect. Meeting the support requirements of organizations in their own operating languages promotes the principles of solidarity and inclusiveness that CIVICUS aims to advance through being a global alliance.