Financial Surveillance of Civil Society: The Missing Link in Discussing Our Enabling Environment


This report on Financial Surveillance of Civil Society is an excerpt from a larger report by Women Peacemakers Program entitled, "Gender and Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace".  

The author focuses on the issue of counterterrorism measures and how they influence the way civil society operates worldwide. Anti-Western sentiment, which has only grown stronger in recent years, provides ill-intentioned governments with a powerful tool to clamp down on human-rights defenders, women leaders, conflict mediators, and development and humanitarian workers. Donor governments that promote an enabling environment for civil society paradoxically also tolerate a disenabling financial-surveillance system
that intends to prevent civil-society abuse aimed at financing terrorism.

Download the entire report below or read the original on Women Peacemakers Program.