Survey commissioned by the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (OSGEY)

Thank you for participating in this survey which is part of a global research focusing on the situation of young people in the civic space.

With responding to the questions below, you will help us better understand what kind of challenges, barriers and threats young people face when defending human rights, mobilizing communities or acting as peace building agents. Our aim is to formulate appropriate guidelines and recommendations to various stakeholders regarding how to better protect young people in the civic space.

We are using these data for analytical and statistical purposes. If you wish to allow us to reference specific information from your response (for example if you share concrete case examples or testimonies with us), please provide us with your contact details so we can get back to you. We will contact you if we need further information or if we plan to publish specific information for which we will seek your approval.  

If you have special accessibility needs or if you would like to pose any further questions related to this survey, please contact: OSGEYConsultant@gmail.com.

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* 1. Can you tell us which country or countries you work in?

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* 5. What are the specific issues you focus on?

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* 6. What is the biggest concern or fear you have in your life at this moment where you feel that your active participation in the civic space is most required? Is it poverty, inequality, unemployment, climate change, violence, privacy, racism, corruption, etc? Please name only ONE, we will make a word cloud.

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* 7. Does your work focus on the specific situation and rights of any of the following groups?

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* 8. What activities do you carry out most often to defend those rights? Please choose the most relevant ones, up to 6 activities!

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* 9. What barriers and threats have you experienced while carrying out these activities and how often?

  Not at all/never Occasionally Often Constantly
Sociocultural, including stereotyping, pressure or stigma
Legal, including barriers posed by legislation or policies 
Political, including hostility against youth defenders, disabling environment
Physical (violence, torture, harassment, imprisonment, travel restrictions)
Financial (general dependence on adults, lack of accessible funds, lack of resources for bail-outs etc.)
Digital (online harassment, surveillance, violation of privacy)

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* 10. Please highlight any specific and concrete challenge, case or incident that you have encountered or are facing now.

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* 11. What tool, action, or other form of assistance would you need to feel and be better protected against these challenges and threats?

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* 12. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your work and activism?

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* 13. We are trying to reach out to as many young activists in the civic space and young human rights defenders as possible. Please share names and contact details of OTHER PEOPLE who should be part of this research.

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* 14. You can submit this survey anonymously or you can provide us with your name and contacts below if you agree that we can contact you in the future again.

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* 15. We are planning to organize regional virtual consultations of young activists so we can better identify common challenges, violation patterns and protection needs. Please tick this box if you are interested to participate in such a group discussion and make sure you provide a contact detail!

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