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May 26, 2017

Joint letter to United Nations on human rights crisis in Ethiopia

in Geneva

  Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 25 May 2017   RE: Addressing the pervasive human…
May 22, 2017

Dire situation for journalists and civil society in Turkey

CIVICUS speaks to Huseyin Hurmali, President of the Journalists and Writers Foundation about the difficult environment for journalists in Turkey. Worldwide, Turkey has the…
May 18, 2017

Joint statement on Algeria: Accept UN recommendations and reverse record on civil society rights

in Geneva

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, and the Center for Research and Maghrebi Studies urge the Government of Algeria to accept recommendations received from the…
May 15, 2017

Cultural barriers are lifting but legal and political obstacles still hinder gender equality in Chile

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Natalia Muñoz Castillo, director of International Affairs at the Observatory Against Street Harassment (OCAC), a Chilean civil society organisation that…
May 08, 2017

Hungary new Bill aims to silence civil society that criticises the state

CIVICUS speaks to Anita Koncsik of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) on the recent Bill on transparency of organisations receiving foreign funding. Anita…
May 04, 2017

Advocating for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Peru, a risky fight against powerful enemies

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to María Ysabel Cedano, Director of DEMUS –Study for the Defense of Women’s Rights, a Peruvian feminist organisation that since 1987…


Promoting prosperity means starting with the basics

By Danny Sriskandarajah Emerging challenges such as the impending rise of automation calls for new and innovative solutions. Yet sometimes, new problems can also call for old solutions. This is the case with universal basic income,…

Activism and the state: How African civil society responds to repression

By David Kode and Mouna Ben Garga In most African countries, freedom of expression, assembly and association are stifled by state and non-state actors through the use of restrictive legislation, policies, and judicial persecution as well…

A Free and Diverse Media is Essential to Protecting Democracy in the 21st Century

By Danny Sriskandarajah Images of protestors flooding the streets – whether in Caracas, Bucharest, Istanbul or Washington DC – send a powerful message to those in power, especially when they are plastered across newspaper front pages.…

Togetherness Against the Riptide of Restrictions

By Ellie Stephens and Katie Mattern We’ve all heard it repeated multiple times in our lives:  we all work better together. The work we do is greater than one individual, and together we can solve the…

Journalists on the front lines of global assault

By Cathal Gilbert, David Kode and Teldah Mawarire With reporters under attack the world over, it is imperative that citizens rally to protect press freedom. We live in a time when hard-won human rights protections are…

How do we make sure older people aren’t left behind?

People around the world are living longer. In 2015, 12.3% of the world’s population was aged 60+. By 2050 this will soar to 21.5%. It may be daunting, but it is a triumph of development.


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