December 23, 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo: stop the killing of protesters

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and Nouvelle Société Civile Congolaise (NSCC), condemn the senseless killing of at least 34 protesters in the Democratic Republic of…
December 22, 2016

CIVICUS and Consorcio Oaxaca demand the immediate release of unjustly detained Mexican human rights defenders

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and the Mexican CSO Consorcio para el…
December 20, 2016

CIVICUS and Colombian Confederation of NGOs concerned about aggressions and impending restrictions on civil society

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Colombian Confederation of NGOs (CCONG)…
December 14, 2016

La sociedad civil en América Latina y el Caribe bajo amenaza

Aumentan las restricciones pese al predominio de la democracia En América Latina y el Caribe la sociedad civil está bajo creciente presión a pesar…
December 14, 2016

Civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean under threat

Restrictions on civic space rising despite prevalence of democracy Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release Civil society in Latin…
December 08, 2016

CIVICUS stands in solidarity with Egyptian activist Azza Soliman, urges end to persecution against her

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS is deeply concerned at the harassment of Egyptian activist Azza Soliman. Ms Soliman, a well-respected defender of women’s rights, is…
December 03, 2016

Natural resources activists under siege, new report shows

Rise in authoritarian values coupled with intensifying natural resource exploitation crippling civil society Johannesburg / London, 3 December 2016: The scramble for natural resources…
December 02, 2016

Open Government Partnership undermined by threats to civil society

Fundamental civic freedoms seriously undermined in over a third of OGP countries – Colombia, Honduras, Liberia and Mexico fare worst Worrying picture revealed by…
November 30, 2016

Worrying rise in attacks on CSOs and the media in Mozambique

To read this in Portugese, click here. CIVICUS is extremely concerned about the rise in attacks on civil society organisations (CSOs), academics and journalists…
November 24, 2016

Alert: Bangladesh’s restrictive NGO law undermines development efforts, should be reviewed

Bangladesh’s new Foreign Donations law is in breach of international norms and agreements, says global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.  CIVICUS remains deeply alarmed that…
November 17, 2016

UN General Assembly vote today: CIVICUS calls on South Africa to reject attempts at the…

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS urges the South African government to reject attempts at the UN to block the appointment of the first-ever independent…
November 09, 2016

Response to DFID Civil Society Partnership Review

Many in civil society will mourn the loss of the PPA. DFID core funding helped build capable and confident organisations that were able to…
November 08, 2016

CIVICUS concerned about repressive wave in Cuba

Spanish CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, is deeply worried about rising repression in Cuba. Despite the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United…
November 02, 2016

Worrying legislation to restrict Nigerian civil society sector underway

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) are deeply concerned about impending legislation to restrict freedom of association…
October 20, 2016

Groundbreaking tool tracking civic freedoms worldwide to launch 24.10.2016

French | Spanish The CIVICUS Monitor is a new global platform tracking violations of freedoms of assembly, association and expression in real-time Johannesburg, 18 October…
July 26, 2016

INDIA: Shuttering of media in Kashmir undemocratic

The crackdown over the past week against several newspapers in India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is a worrying development that has blocked…
July 25, 2016

Joint Alert: Honduran civil society facing rising threats

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS and the Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for the Development of Honduras (FOPRIDEH) strongly condemn the recent assassination of environmental…
February 17, 2016

CIVICUS condemns UK government’s attempt to silence civil society

The UK government is receiving widespread condemnation for a new clause in grant agreements that will place restrictions on civil society organisations lobbying the…


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