Welcome to the 2022 State of Civil Society Report from CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. This year's report, the 11th in our annually published series, takes a new, condensed and more accessible format. In January 2022, CIVICUS launched CIVICUS LENS, our rolling commentary and analysis initiative that covers the key current stories involving and affecting civil society. This report draws from and summarises that analysis, directly informed by the voices of civil society around the world. It offers a snapshot of civil society's world as it stands at the mid-point of 2022: a world characterised by crisis and volatility, where regressive forces are mobilising a fierce backlash, but where dogged civil society mobilisation is still winning vital battles.