Annika Ben David, Head of Sweden’s delegation to IHRA
Today is World NGO Day! The EU proudly leads the world’s largest programme for the protection of Human Rights Defenders. 338 emergency grants in the past 18 months to defenders in 64 countries. Without CSO, the EU’s work would not be effective.
❝A vibrant and active civil society is an essential part of any strong democracy. Sweden supports civil society actors globally to curb the trend of its shrinking democratic space.❞
Annika Ben David, Head of Sweden’s delegation to IHRA, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (February 27, 2018).