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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 28, 2017

Critical need to support right to protest, says new report

Protest movements around the world are finding themselves on the frontlines of a global attack on democracy and human rights, according to a new…
April 25, 2017

Keeping up the pressure: enhancing the sustainability of protest movements

The report explores key factors that contribute to or undermine the sustainability of contemporary protest movements. The research examines these issues in three countries:…
April 25, 2017

Omani human rights activist silenced and pushed into exile

CIVICUS interviews Habiba Al Hinai a human rights defender from Oman who had to leave the country for her own safety. She also elaborates…
April 24, 2017

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

Spanish  Update: Since the issuance of this release, as of 28 April Enrique Asumu has been released from jail. Alfredo Okenve is still in…
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…

OPINION PIECES

Democracy campaigner: governments are scared of the participation revolution

Closing space for civil society is undermining the ability of citizens to organise and mobilise. In an interview with Guardian Global development professionals network, CIVICUS Secretary General Danny Sriskandarajah, speaks about the restrictions to civic space around…

How to Undermine Democracy – Curtail Civil Society Rights

By Cathal Gilbert, Dom Perera, and Marianna Belalba Recent elections and referendums in a growing number of countries from Turkey to the USA and beyond are producing leaders and policies, which directly threaten some of the core…

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…
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