Civil Society

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Civil Society

A collection of persons who associate together to explore or promote their interests or goals. While civil society is not necessarily political or economic, it provides a sphere outside of the state or private sector in which people are motivated by their own goals, apart from profit or the good of the state. For that reason, civil society can exercise significant political influence. The growth of civil society is considered a mark of successful economic development of a country or region.
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Civil institutions are prohibited from collecting donations or launching fund-raising campaigns via audio-visual and print media or through social media platforms, but can do so after obtaining written approval from the authority or the relevant body.
Civil institutions and organisations such as Dhakhira Youth Centre, Qatar Sports Club, Al Ahli Sports Club, Al Arabi Sports Club, Al Khor Sports Club, Semaisma Youth Centre, Seashore Group and LuLu Hypermarket also took part in the event.
While saying work on several welfare projects would be launched soon, Uruzgani added efforts were underway to reduce crime and also engage civil institutions and ulemas to jointly resolve the problems.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines in this editorial the challenges facing governments, businesses and civil institutions at the World Future Energy Summit, which opens next week in Abu Dhabi.
The memorial is currently touring East Coast synagogues, military installations, and civil institutions.
Summary: In an entrepreneurial step aimed at developing the work system of civil institutions concerned with domestic violence and child abuse cases, the National Council for Family Affairs, in cooperation with SSS Process, began the automation of the domestic violence response system.
Deputy Chief of Staff Ali Salah met on Tuesday with deputy governor of Amran Yahya Ghawbar to discuss coordination of the civil institutions and local authorities with the armed forces to bring life back to normal in Saada governorate.
The company is also allowed to provide medical services for public and civil institutions according to special agreements and to organize workshops.
Meanwhile, some cultural libertarians are concerned about constraints on individual freedom from government as well as from traditionalist familial, religious, and community institutions--the same civil institutions that conservatives see as necessary for ordered liberty to thrive.
Possibly the most sinister of all these proto-totalitarian measures, this act would impose military domination over civil institutions and civilian life, and could ultimately target anyone as an "illegal enemy combatant" to be dealt with accordingly.
But (as Fetzer and Soper indicate) the French state has chosen to firmly apply this policy (of laicite) in the case of Muslims, thereby impeding accommodation of their religious demands and practices in civil institutions of the society.
The Pope states, "It is a mistake to think that a public reference to the faith can adversely affect the just autonomy of the state and of civil institutions, or that it might even encourage attitudes of intolerance.