What are the barriers to different groups engaging with civil society and youth sectors?

Background

CSY wants to strengthen its evidence base to ensure it properly understands the intersections between the many networks of factors that empower individuals to better engage and participate in civil society taking into account inclusion and equality of access to services, work and volunteering opportunities.

Next steps

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Source

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