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October 20, 2017

‘La sociedad civil trabaja por una democracia no solo más representativa sino también más participativa’

English CIVICUS conversa con Ramiro Orias, abogado y defensor de derechos humanos boliviano. Orias es Oficial de Programas de la Fundación para el Debido…
October 17, 2017

South African NGO scores legal victory in limiting the influence of ‘big money’ on democracy

A South African NGO My Vote Counts recently won a court case in which it asked that political parties must be compelled to publicly…
October 17, 2017

Les manifestants se transforment en milliers de personnes qui battent la fermeture d'Internet

Read the interview in English  CIVICUS parle avec KEPOMEY Koffi Dela Franck de l'organisation non gouvernementale Concertation Nationale de la Société Civile au Togo…
October 16, 2017

Madagascar: drop charge against environmental activist

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS expresses deep concern over the unlawful arrest and arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Raleva. We condemn this action…
October 16, 2017

CIVICUS UN Universal Periodic Review submissions on civil society space

in Geneva

CIVICUS and its partners have submitted joint and stand-alone UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions on 9 countries in advance of the 28th UPR…
October 10, 2017

Joint Statement: Grave concern over recent raids on Ugandan civil society groups

We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), strongly condemn the Ugandan authorities’ flagrant and repeated attempts to suppress the peaceful and legitimate activities of…

OPINION PIECES

Can INGOs push back against closing civic space? Only if they change their approach.

By Danny Sriskandarajah Civil society is facing a sustained, multi-faceted, global onslaught. According to the CIVICUS Monitor, fundamental civic freedoms are being severely restricted in an unprecedented number of countries. The operating environment for civil society…

Faces of Open Government - An interview with Danny Sriskandarajah

In his interview with Open Government Partnership (OGP), CIVICUS Secretary General, Danny Sriskandarajah shares insights on broad trends affecting civil society globally and how CIVICUS is responding to these. He also highlights the importance of the “openness revolution" and…

Is it the beginning of the end for the charity sector?

By Danny Sriskandarajah For people of my generation, working for a charity was a noble and realistic goal. With employment in the voluntary sector rising by a third over the last decade (to nearly 3 per…

Unlocking the Right Investment in the Social Sector

Alex Sardar and Teresa Crawford  Chief Innovation Officer at CIVICUS, Alex Sardar and Teresa Crawford from the Social Sector Accelerator explore how using business intelligence tools and technologies to gather and share information on organizations applying…

Could the annulment of Kenya’s election set a precedent for African civil society?

By David Kode The ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court strengthens the independence of the judiciary and places this institution as a key player and arbiter in future elections and on issues that affect peace and security…

Leaders Must Put Migration Back on Global Agenda

By Danny Sriskandarajah There was much excitement at 2016’s special United Nations summit on migration and refugees. This was the first such summit of world leaders and the declaration at the end of it committed to…
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