Because we are committed to freedom and peace, Civil Society Platform is a digital safe space of experience, where civil society activists can connect globally and empower each other to create local change.

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SHARE Magazine

A community magazine for and by global civil society

We report on people working for positive change - in Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and Caucasus, Central and South Asia. They want to de-escalate conflicts, empower women and minorities, protect people from exploitation and attacks by police and the military, and mitigate the damage caused by climate change. They enrich their homeland with music, dance, cinema, and literature.  

The stories in our magazine are written and photographed by ifa alumni who are at home in these regions. Some have taken part in journalistic training and learned to tell interesting stories for readers all over the world. Many alumni also work as journalists on the ground. 

Often, the situation in their countries is reduced to a few irritating topics. Media houses hardly have the means to send reporters there. SHARE shows these countries and societies from unusual angles. 

For reporting, we follow the rules that the ifa community has given itself (Editorial Values and Standards).  

The training courses and productions for the magazine are paid for with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office. 

Meet and Work for change!

Come together with activists from all over the world to exchange your perspectives on the topic that’s important for you. By uniting experiences and competences in a digital safe space, we all together use synergies for change. 

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Connect with activists from all over the world and create your community of engagement.

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Listen to each other and discuss on urgent topics. Chat encryption and authorization makes your opinion absolutely safe.


Organize events with like minded people to strengthen engagement together.


Manage important information with your community. Publish and archive documents to get closer to change step by step.

State diplomacy is not enough to strengthen human rights, improve people’s living conditions and enable a peaceful coexistence. By connecting the power of civil society activists, we contribute to global coexistence and support engagement on local and global injustices. With the Civil Society Platform, we create a digital safe space of experience where knowledge is shared, perspectives are exchanged and synergies for change are used.

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