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UN International Day of Democracy

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Governments reminded that democracies need strong civil society

Discussions about gender equality must not be isolated from discussions about democracy and civil society.

That’s according to a panellist of the "Space for Civil Society" event, marking the UN International Day of Democracy on 15 September.

This year’s theme is a reminder to governments that successful and stable democracies require the presence of freely operating civil society groups.