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June 23, 2017

Egypt: Call to postpone the EU-Egypt Association Council

A coalition of civil society organisations have written to Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy…
June 21, 2017

New Report: Civic Space in the Americas

People’s rights to organise, speak out and take action are being extensively violated in a large number of countries in the Americas. This is…
June 14, 2017

Statement on human rights violations in Eritrea

in Geneva

35th session UN Human Rights Council Statement during the interactive dialogue on the report of the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in…
June 14, 2017

Victoria de la sociedad civil de El Salvador: Entra en vigor la ley que prohíbe…

English CIVICUS conversa con Saúl Baños, abogado de la Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica de El Salvador y Director Ejecutivo de una…
June 12, 2017

Liberian rural communities face ‘David vs Goliath’ battle with multinationals

CIVICUS speaks to a Liberian activist about the invasions by multinational companies into community and indigenous lands. Rural communities are at the receiving end…
June 07, 2017

Egypt: Stop the onslaught against civil society

The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public vilification of human…


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,…

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.…


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