Expanding the protection and reach of the law and strengthening civil society

Organizations and individuals that comprise civil society must be bolstered and supported and any attempt to undermine the diversity and independence of civil society needs to be opposed. Through the medium of non-profit organizations (NPOs), the government is able to implement programmes that are vital to the development and well-being of the most marginalized communities. NPOs also play an important role in facilitating consultation with larger communities and enabling an expansion of participation in decision-making that various policies and legislation seek to promote. The LRC recognizes that NPOs have to comply with various legislative and administrative demands. We assist a number of these organizations to meet their legal requirements. At the same time, the LRC also seeks to promote good governance and accountability within the non-profit sector. Within the global human rights field, we believe that a stronger civil society voice is imperative, especially from the Global South. The LRC participates alongside other rights-based organizations to strengthen the realization of rights and accountability at the regional and international levels. As such, LRC forms part of a number of international networks and coalitions.