Be The Change – Global Campaign

As you may by now be aware, BE THE CHANGE is a global public awareness campaign that seeks to inspire and celebrate citizen action, and thereby raise awareness about civic space, the importance of it and our need to protect it.

The BE THE CHANGE website is now live and ready for your stories of citizen action!

This platform will serve as a hub where you, either as a representative of your organisation or as an individual, can share stories of actions or campaigns that you, your organisation or someone who has inspired you has undertaken. All stories on the website will share the common theme that the work undertaken has successfully led to positive social change.

Visit the website to share the story of a specific campaign, along with photos and videos; comment on, like and share your own posts and those of others (like you would do on Facebook); list lessons learnt and help still needed. Those who would like to offer help (in research, communication, fundraising, translation, etc.) will be able to connect with those needing help. We hope to attract thousands of people from around the world, all sharing inspiring stories and examples of how organisations and individuals can change the world for the better. The content on the platform will be shared via social media, multiplying its reach to thousands more people around the globe.

  • Showcase your work to a global audience. Who knows who might be out there: potential funders, individual donors, volunteers, new partners!
  • Inspire and celebrate citizen action, raise awareness about the importance of the one thing we all need: a healthy civic space where we can organise, speak out and take action.
  • We’re also exploring the possibility of rewarding some of the most liked campaigns with bursaries to a major civil society event.
  • Visit today!
  • Browse existing stories and upload your own campaign story, or that of an organisation or someone you know that inspires you.
  • Share this message with your members, partners and friends.
  • Share information about the campaign on social media.
  • From Wednesday 13 November please visit the CIVICUS Facebook pagefor campaign info and updates.

The platform is live but is still being developed further and will soon have more features including a video explaining how it works. In the meantime please get in touch if you would like more information by emailing us

 Thank you for your help and participation in strengthening civil society and citizen action around the world!

Warm wishes and in solidarity,

Zubair Sayed
CIVICUS: Head of Communication

This communication is prepared by CIVICUS through the Civic Space Initiative, implemented in partnership with the International Centre for Not-for-Profit-Law, Article19 and World Movement for Democracy.

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