Civil Society Organisations

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Definition

"Organisations - including movements, networks and other entities - which are autonomous from the State, are not intergovernmental and do not represent the private sector, and which in principle are non-profit-making, act locally, nationally and internationally, in defence and promotion of social, economic and cultural interests and for mutual benefit." (http://www.genderit.org/en/index.shtml?apc=j--e--1)