WEBINAR: Civil Society Policy Impact Award Winners (Presented in English)
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Civil Society Policy Impact Award Winners (Presented in English)

10 am New York. (Click here to see what time this is for you) This webinar is open to the public. Moderator: Barbara Ibrahim, ISTR Board Member, The American University in Cairo

Presenter: Ines PousadelaCIVICUS / Universidad ORTUruguay

How to Change the World: The Experience of the Uruguayan Women's Rights Movement

This is a compelling account of the country-wide effort of women's organizations and other civil society groups to overturn the criminalization of abortion in Uruguay. In a highly controversial policy area, Pousadela does an outstanding job of identifying the key political factors both supporting and opposing the change in law.

Presenters: Aline Goncalves de Souza and  Eduardo Pannunzio, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brasil
The Role of CSOs and Academy in Changing Public Policy: A Brief Case Study of Provisional Measures 870/2019

When there was a threat to civil society under a new government plan to introduce highly restrictive NGO legislation, one researcher wrote and circulated a detailed working paper. That document galvanized a national campaign and ultimately improved the provisions of the approved law of associations.

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