Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

Supporting prison leavers back into communities

As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog
Members & Global Local


Libraries have long been considered an essential frontline public service and a key part of local government responsibilities, yet they have been under threat in many places. However, libraries are adapting, innovating and demonstrating their value in delivering wider local objectives.

Members & Global Local

Misinformation and disinformation

Stopping the spread of misinformation is particularly vital to local governments. This edition focuses on how local governments can respond to misinformation and disinformation in their communities.


Misinformation comes home

The LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler looks again at her study of local government, trust and misinformation and reflects on recent experiences of misinformation in her own life.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog