Note to User

The information contained in this toolkit has been sourced from a combination of published reports, existing toolkits and interviews conducted with activists and members of civil society from around the world. Please note that the documented tactics and strategies may be context dependent: what works in one country may not work in another. Please consider your national context before implementing protest tactics and strategies and, where possible, seek guidance from other protest movements, civil society organisations working on issues related to the right to protest, or human rights lawyers.


CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and individuals dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.  The alliance works to protect the fundamental civic freedoms that allow us to speak out, organise and take action. We do this by defending civic freedoms and democratic values; strengthening the power of people; and empowering a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.  We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South, and have a growing alliance of more than 8000 members in more over 175 countries.

The Protest Resilience toolkit was prepared and complied by CIVICUS, assisted by Rebecca Slip and Michael Power and Brynne Guthrie from ALT Advisory.

This publication has been produced with the kind assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of CIVICUS and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.