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Civil Society

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CIVIL SOCIETY   Civil society is the arena outside of the family, the state and the market where people associate to advance common interests. It is also referred to as the ‘third sector’ of society distinct from government and business organizations or the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens.   Civil societies include professional associations, religious groups, labour union, citizen advocacy oragnisations that give voice to various sectors of society and enrich public participation in democracies.   Roles of Civil Society Civil societies are critical actors in the advancement of universal values such as human rights, the environment, labour standards and the fight against corruption. Examples of Civil Societies or NGO’s in Nigeria Africa Youths International Development Foundation African Children Talent Discovery Foundations African Grassroots Development International African in Diaspora organization (Speed-Africa) Centre for Neighbourhood Improvement   Factors that can promote Civil Societies An… Read More »CIVIL SOCIETY

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