EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper: Civil society space – views of organisations

More than half of civil society organisations (CSOs) say the situation for civil society in their country has deteriorated or strongly deteriorated in the past three years.

This is according to a November 2018 conference paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights on civil society space in 2018. The paper summarises the results of a September 2018 consultation with the Agency’s civil society network, and complements their January 2018 report on challenges facing CSOs.

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Scottish Government consultation: Female Genital Mutilation Bill

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The Scottish Government are consulting on measures to strengthen the existing legislative framework to protect women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They are seeking views on several additional provisions, and on the prevalence of other, overlapping forms of violence against women. The deadline is 4 January 2019.

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Scottish Government consultation: The future of civil partnership in Scotland

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The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the future of civil partnership in Scotland, in light of a recent UK Supreme Court decision. They are seeking views from the public on two options: the closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future, and the broadening of civil partnership to make it available to opposite sex couples. The deadline is 21 December 2018.

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