Survey Tool

The survey tool is the living tool that is open for feedback and improvement as per your convenience. Furthermore, the survey is shared with informed civil society during the month of November every year and the civic space status is generated by analyzing the responses. The status is updated on December 10th on the eve of international human rights day every year.

 

A Status of Right to Freedom of Speech & Assembly
Do you feel free to speak in public?
Do you feel free to speak to the media?
Do you feel free to hold assemblies peacefully?
Do you feel the government restricts the freedom of assembly, association and speech of individuals ?
In your opinion, do human rights activist and NGOs can freely exercise their freedom of speech?
In your opinion, do human rights activist and NGOs can freely exercise their freedom of assembly
In your opinion, do human rights activist and NGOs can freely exercise their freedom of expression?
B Freedom of Information & Dissemination
B.1 Do you feel that there is sufficient information disclosure by the government?
B.2 Do you feel that threats to journalists, trade unions and human rights defenders have decreased?
B.3 Do you feel that the media in your country are independent from the authorities to publish information?
C Civic Space & Human Rights
C.1 Do you feel free to join civil society groups?
C.2 Do you feel free to receive foreign funding?
C.3 Do you feel that CSOs are respected as independent actors in their own rights?
C.4 Do you feel that laws regulating CSOs in your area/province has become tightened?
C.5 Do you feel that some people’s legal status is fragile in your area/province?
C.6 Do you feel that fundamental human rights in your area/province is secured?
C.7 Do you agree that NGOs are free to work on any subject/ human right issue?
C.8 Have NGOs been restricted to work in the geographic location and thematic area of their choice ?
C.9 Do you think, People face difficulty for getting registration of new CBOs/NGOs/INGOs ?
C.10 Do you think, NGOs / INGOs face difficulty for getting registration renewal certificates?
C.11 Do you think, NGOs face difficulty for getting registration at Charity Commissions?
C.12 Do you think, NGOs face difficulty for getting MoUs with Economic Affairs Division (EAD)?
C.13 Do you think, NGOs face difficulty for getting NOC for project implementation
C.14 Do organizations pay the cost of compliance for getting their MoUs with Economic Affairs Division (EAD)?
C.15 Do organizations pay the cost of compliance for getting their registration at Charity Commissions?
C.16 Do organizations pay the cost of compliance for getting their renewal certificates?
C.17 Do people pay the cost of compliance for getting registration of new NGOs ?
C.18 Do you think if government department/ registration authorities are themselves clear about new procedures of registration, MOUs and NOCs etc.?
C.19 Do NGOs require MOUs, NOCs to work in other districts?
C.20 Do NGOs require MOUs, NOCs to work in their own district?
C.21 Do you think ample funding from international donors is available for the NGOs work on rights based agenda?
C.22 Do you think ample funding is available for NGOs work on service delivery /support programs?
C.23 Whether the NGOs in country enjoy public trust and support?
C.24 What do you think about the public image of NGOs / INGOs in last few years has been appreciated / Improved ?
C.25 What do you think about the public image of NGOs / INGOs in last few years critically damaged ?
C.26 Do you think that any forum for the rights of NGOs exists in the country?
C.27 Do you think, NGOs should have a forum for collective bargaining with government and other stakeholders?
C.28 Do you think Government take NGOs on-board before introducing any new regulatory framework for them?
C.29 Do you agree that NGOs are provided ample space and trust to work for human rights issues?
C.30 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with political leaders?
C.31 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with religious leaders?
C.32 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with communities?
C.33 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with legal fraternity?
C.34 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with academia?
C.35 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with media?
C.36 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with private/ business sector?
C.37 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with government departments?
C.38 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with INGO?
C.39 Whether the NGOs feel comfortable working with other NGOs?
C.40 Do you agree that NGOs are free to work on any subject/ human right issue?
C.41 Do you agree NGOs face difficulties from security agencies to work on right based issues ?
C.42 NGOs face difficulties to work on right based issues from religious leaders
C.43 NGOs face difficulties to work on right based issues from political leadership?
C.44 NGOs face difficulties to work on right based issues from Economic Affair Divisions?
C.45 NGOs face difficulties to work on right based issues from registration authorities?
C.46 NGOs face difficulties to work on right based issues from government departments
C.47 Does the state provide sufficient protection and support to human rights defenders?
C.48 Do NGO workers face negative consequences from State actors who express critical opinion in public?
C.49 Do you agree NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on sexual and reproductive health & rights?
C.50 Do you agree NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on gender rights?
C.51 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on children rights?
C.52 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on human rights?
C.53 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on transparency and accountability
C.54 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on climate change?
C.55 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on social protection?
C.56 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on access to justice?
C.57 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on peace and conflict resolution?
C.58 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on right to information?
C.59 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on women empowerment (socio, political and economic)?
C.60 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on gender based violence?
C.61 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on inheritance right of women?
C.62 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on democracy?
C.63 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on civil and political rights?
C.64 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on water and sanitation?
C.65 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on right to education?
C.66 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on life skills based education?
C.67 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work with mother and child health?
C.68 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on family planning?
C.69 Do you agree the NGOs face difficulty in getting approvals to work on early age marriages
C.70 Do you think if NGOs are being asked for unnecessary audits by FBR/ EOBI or any related department?
C.71 Do NGOs face challenges from banks in receiving foreign funds?
C.72 Do NGOs face challenges from banks in closing bank account?
C.73 Do NGOs face challenges from banks in maintaining bank account?
C.74 Do NGOs face challenges from banks in opening bank accounts?
C.75 Do you think that the overall civic spaces/ funding opportunities for NGOs have been shrunk (squeezed) from last 10 years?
D Situation of Vulnerable Groups
D.1 Do you feel that human trafficking has decreased in your area/province ?
D.2 Do you feel that violence or abuse against children has decreased?
D.3 Do you feel that violence against women has decreased?
D.4 Do you feel that violence among people has decreased?
D.5 Do you feel that violence by the police or law enforcement agencies has decreased?
E Rule of Law & Justice
E.1 Do you feel that the access to justice has become easier ?
E.2 Do you feel that arbitrary juridical decisions have decreased in your country ?
E.3 Do you feel the government introduced counter-measures against crime or violence especially through international cooperation?
E.4 Do you feel that you can consult with appropriate organization / department when your rights are violated?
E.5 Do you feel that discriminatory laws are no more in your area/province?
E.6 Do you feel that existing laws in your area/province are effective to prevent discrimination?
F Corruption & Illicit  Flow of Funds
F.1 Do you feel that illicit financial flow has decreased in your area/province/country ?
F.2 Do you think use of resources in your country is equitable & fair as per national & international laws/commitments ?
F.3 Do you feel that organized crimes across borders have decreased ?
F.4 Do you think ample resources are reaching out to marginalized & vulnerable groups in your country/Area/province?
F.5 Do you feel that arms trade has decreased domestically ?
F.6 Do you feel that corruption in public sector has decreased ?
F.7 Do you feel that bribery between public authorities and private companies has decreased ?
F.8 Do you feel that public budget is spent in an appropriate manner?
G Governance , Accountability & Meaningful Public Participation
G.1 Do you feel that the government provided sufficient explainations when introducing new policies?
G.2 Are you satisfied with the quality of key public services?
G.3 Do you feel that marginalized and minority groups (women, disable minority people, etc.) are meaningfully appointed in public institutions?
G.4 Do you feel that people are freely able to elect their representatives in the parliament ?
G.5 Do you feel that a gender gap has decreased in the parliament?
G.6 Do you feel women & marginalized communities are free to vote as per their choice or without family pressure ?
G7 Do you feel that political parties in your country work on pro-people agendas?
G8 Do you feel that your country is well represented in the global governance institutions?