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April 03, 2017

Civic space threatened in 106 countries - CIVICUS Monitor

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Just three percent of people live in countries where the rights to protest, organise and speak out are respected, protected and fulfilled. This is…
April 24, 2017

Equatorial Guinea: CIVICUS urges release of activists and respect for human rights

Spanish  Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, is deeply concerned about the arbitrary detention of civil society activists Enrique Asumu and Alfredo Okenve, and severe…
April 20, 2017

Closure of Himal magazine part of ongoing onslaught on free expression in the South Asia…

CIVICUS speaks to Aunohita Mojumdar the editor of Himal Southasian, a review magazine of politics and culture based in Nepal and run by the…
April 12, 2017

La disolución de la Unión Nacional de Educadores del Ecuador, parte de una estrategia coordinada…

English CIVICUS conversa con Rosana Palacios Barriga (foto), presidenta de la Unión Nacional de Educadores (UNE) del Ecuador. La UNE, la organización de maestros…
April 11, 2017

Alerta: Continuo deterioro de instituciones democráticas en Venezuela

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La alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS y el Servicio Internacional para los Derechos Humanos (ISHR) expresan su profunda preocupación por el creciente…
April 11, 2017

Alert: Continued deterioration of democratic institutions in Venezuela

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Spanish Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) are deeply concerned about the continuing deterioration of democratic institutions…

OPINION PIECES

Backsliding on civic space in democracies

By Mandeep Tiwana It’s no secret that democracy is facing a global stress test. Divisive politicians are creating a chasm between the majoritarian impulses of electoral democracy and the inclusive strands of constitutional democracy. The former…

Can Democracy Stand Up to the Cult of the Strongman Leader?

By Mandeep Tiwana and Andrew Firmin Donald Trump’s presidency, recent protests in Russia and South Africa and the referendum to consolidate presidential power in Turkey have reignited debate about an emerging form of macho conservative politics…

Global assault on our basic freedoms signposts a dangerous return to the past

By Danny Sriskandarajah Ask yourself these four questions. Can I criticise my head of state on Twitter? Can I join a human rights group to campaign for change? Can I take part in a peaceful protest…

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,…
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