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July 20, 2017

Nominations for appointments to the CIVICUS Board of Directors

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Français | Español Nominations for appointments to the CIVICUS Board of Directors 19 June 2017 CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is looking for…
July 20, 2017

Tanzania, Kenya, Angola Join Watch List of Countries of Concern

Attacks by the authorities on protesters, critics, NGOs and the media in Angola, Kenya and Tanzania have led global civil alliance, CIVICUS, to add…
July 17, 2017

Tanzania: upsurge in restrictions on fundamental freedoms

Tanzania has been placed on a watch list of countries in which there are growing and worrying threats to civic space. The country is…
July 13, 2017

Angola: Restrictions on fundamental freedoms continue ahead of elections

Portuguese  The arraignment of two journalists in Angola on spurious charges is the latest assault on fundamental freedoms as the government increases restrictions on…
July 12, 2017

NGO soldiers on giving holistic care to rape survivors in DRC

CIVICUS speaks to Julienne Lusenge, director of SOFEPADI (Solidarite Feminine pour la Paix et le Development Integral), an NGO based in the Democratic Republic…
July 05, 2017

Escándalo de corrupción impulsa movilización de dimensiones históricas en la República Dominicana

English CIVICUS conversa con Manuel Robles, integrante del Movimiento Marcha Verde de la República Dominicana. Surgida en enero de 2017 al calor de la…


It's time for G20 leaders to embrace civil society

By Cathal Gilbert  There is a growing list of critical problems in the G20's inbox, namely a faltering global economy, terrorist threats in a majority of G20 member states, and a patched-up climate change agreement. Solving…

Attacks On Citizen Rights In SA: Five Trends And Countrywide Threats

By Kgalalelo Gaebee  From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak out, organise and take action on social issues in…

CIVICUS Monitor: a new effort to study civic space

After two years of deep thinking and hard work, the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has launched the beta version of the CIVICUS Monitor – the first ever online tool specifically designed to track and rate…

Big business and activists finally agree. On this one issue

By Danny Sriskandarajah With some of the world’s biggest economies now companies, not states, the benefits for civil society of working more closely with business are clear. Yet, perhaps less well understood, are the benefits for…

We Know We Can’t Do It Alone, But How Can We Work Together?

By Amy Taylor We’re living through a crisis of democracy where progressive internationalism is under attack. It’s now clearer than ever that civil society organisations cannot realise the more just, inclusive and sustainable world by acting…

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,…


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