Documenting & Reporting
Disempowered Voices: The Status of Civil Society in Equatorial Guinea
EG Justice
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This 37 page report analyzes the serious obstacles that civil society organizations still encounter in their efforts to organize and operate in Equatorial Guinea. It identifies systematic failures on the part of the Equatoguinean government to allow the full and independent participation of these groups. The report examines the ways in which governmental actions and laws hinder effective civil society mobilization and activism inside the country, including problems associated with undue government intervention in civil society activities and an ambiguous and arbitrarily enforced legal framework that enables government officials to selectively discriminate against organizations. The report includes a series of recommendations for the Equatoguinean government and other organizations that should be implemented to ensure full citizen participation.