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March 23, 2017

Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

Dear Mr. President We, 48 undersigned organizations from 24 countries, strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human…
March 20, 2017

Cameroon: End crackdown, release detainees and resolve crisis

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS urges an end to the pervasive crackdown against English speaking Cameroonians as three respected civil society members - Barrister…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of Uganda´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

CIVICUS and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Uganda welcome the adoption of the UPR report on Uganda and express their appreciation to…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of Zimbabwe´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Human Rights Council 34th Session CIVICUS and Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum welcome the Government of Zimbabwe’s continued cooperation with the Universal Periodic Review…
March 19, 2017

CIVICUS Statement on Universal Periodic Review Results in Venezuela

in Geneva

Human Rights Council 34th Session We address the Human Rights Council on behalf of CIVICUS in consultation with 170 Venezuelan civil society organizations. The…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of South Sudan´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Human Rights Council: 34th Session Adoption of South Sudan’s UPR Outcome Oral Intervention by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP)…

OPINION PIECES

Women’s bodies are the battleground for civil liberties

By Teldah Mawarire and Sara Brandt Around the world, civic spaces are shrinking. In many countries, activists are under threat as governments increasingly use the law and violence as tools of oppression, according to a new…

Don't lecture the Americans about our values. Demonstrate them.

By Danny Sriskandarajah and Julia Sanchez  There has never been a better time for Canada to show progressive leadership globally in support of inclusive and open societies that respect human rights. As the government prepares a…

Against all odds: Civil society under fire

By Danny Sriskandarajah Civil society is under fire—sometimes literally—in many countries and in all regions of the world. Governments are clamping down on fundamental civic freedoms. This year’s Global Risks Report highlights the threat to civic space,…

In a time of exclusion, making space for Faith Based Organizations

By Amjad Mohamed Saleem For many people around the world, faith is embedded in cultures, practices and communities. Earlier this month, World Interfaith Harmony week taught us that religious practices and perspectives continue to be sources…

Sustainable development for all ages

By Danny Sriskandarajah It’s a global phenomenon, already exerting a profound social and economic impact in both rich and poor countries. So why are so few development professionals talking about population aging? Our planet’s rapidly shifting…

Leave no person with disabilities behind

By Leave No One Behind Partneship and ADD International Pushpa Rani had pneumonia when she was eight years old, which left her extremely weak. Eventually, she lost all movement in her legs. Pushpa joined a women's self-help group,…
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