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Cornelius Damar Hanung

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2023


Asia Advocacy and Campaign Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation





Cornelius Damar Hanung is the Asia advocacy and campaign lead for CIVICUS—a global alliance of civil society organizations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society worldwide—where he leads a portfolio of research and advocacy to safeguard civic space and fundamental freedoms. Hanung works with civil society networks in the region to document human rights violations related to protests and demonstrations, and helps determine what civil society and protesters need to protect their human rights. He also works to share their demands and stories by giving them a place to campaign, communicate, and build networks. Cornelius values meaningful participation and collective power as a tool to protect human rights for all.