March 20, 2017

Cameroon: End crackdown, release detainees and resolve crisis

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS urges an end to the pervasive crackdown against English speaking Cameroonians as three respected civil society members - Barrister…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of Uganda´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

CIVICUS and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), Uganda welcome the adoption of the UPR report on Uganda and express their appreciation to…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of Zimbabwe´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Human Rights Council 34th Session CIVICUS and Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum welcome the Government of Zimbabwe’s continued cooperation with the Universal Periodic Review…
March 19, 2017

CIVICUS Statement on Universal Periodic Review Results in Venezuela

in Geneva

Human Rights Council 34th Session We address the Human Rights Council on behalf of CIVICUS in consultation with 170 Venezuelan civil society organizations. The…
March 19, 2017

Adoption of South Sudan´s Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights

in Geneva

Human Rights Council: 34th Session Adoption of South Sudan’s UPR Outcome Oral Intervention by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP)…
March 15, 2017

CIVICUS Statement at Human Rights Council on Global State of Civic Space

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council  Since the creation of the Council CIVICUS has appealed to States present here today to collectively address…
March 15, 2017

CIVICUS Statement at the Human Rights Council on South Sudan

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council CIVICUS is deeply alarmed by the report of the Commission on South Sudan about continued mass atrocities, violence,…
March 15, 2017

CIVICUS Statement at Human Rights Council on Burundi

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council   CIVICUS expresses serious concerns that the human rights situation has not improved since the last time we…
March 15, 2017

CIVICUS Statement at Human Rights Council on Eritrea

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council CIVICUS expresses its appreciation to the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea for the work she has done to highlight…
March 15, 2017

Egyptian women's rights defenders risk life in prison

Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan have both been working to improve women's rights in Egypt. They have campaigned to end violence against women, amongst…
March 13, 2017

It’s not all doom and gloom on the ICC and Africa

At the recent summit of the African Union (AU), states adopted what appeared to be a plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court…
March 10, 2017

CIVICUS Statement at Human Rights Council on Annual Report by the UN High Commissioner for…

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council 8 March, 2017 Thank you Mr. President, High Commissioner, CIVICUS welcomes your annual report and update. We…
March 10, 2017

Joint Letter to UN Human Rights Council: Renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on human rights…

in Geneva

Re: Support consensus renewal of the mandate of Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders 7 March 2017 Your Excellency, The undersigned 93 civil society…
March 09, 2017

Civicus at Human Rights Council: Statement on right to privacy

in Geneva

34th session of the Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 7 March 2017 Delivered by Tor…
March 09, 2017

CIVICUS at the Commission on the Status of Women

Next week at the largest annual global women’s rights forum - the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women - CIVICUS will…
March 08, 2017

Women’s bodies are the battleground for civil liberties

in Op-Eds

By Teldah Mawarire and Sara Brandt Around the world, civic spaces are shrinking. In many countries, activists are under threat as governments increasingly use…
March 07, 2017

Colombian activists: ‘We are paying with our lives to defend water’

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Carlos Andrés Santiago, spokesperson of CORDATEC, an organisation that defends water, the territory and the ecosystems of San Martín, in…
March 06, 2017

New Report - Strengthening Civil Society Engagement with the United Nations

Perspectives from across civil society highlighting areas for action by the UN Secretary-General Civil society advocates from around the world are urging newly appointed…
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