January 20, 2017

CIVICUS: #WhyWeMarch

On Saturday, 21 January 2017, millions will gather in Washington D.C. and in hundreds of other cities around the world to take part in…
January 19, 2017

CIVICUS urges release of Cameroonian activists

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges the release of recently arrested leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and all activists and…
January 19, 2017

Shock and sadness spurs anti-Trump protestors

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Ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America, activists and civil society are mobilising protests against the…
January 19, 2017

Importance of protest in a Trump United States

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By Elizabeth Stephens  In a speech shortly after the November election, President Barack Obama urged anti-Trump protesters not to be silent. Yet, the number…
January 19, 2017

Under threat: five countries in which civic space is rapidly closing

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By Danny Sriskandarajah The closing of civic space is not just about people’s right to organize or protest in individual countries. This year’s Gobal…
January 19, 2017

Why Trump, Brexit and populism could be an opportunity

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By Danny Sriskandarajah Many of the business and political leaders gathering in Davos this week will be focused on how to protect the global…
January 18, 2017

Syrian civil society not being heard by international donors

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CIVICUS asked Nibal Salloum, program manager at the Syrian peace-building organisation Nuon, about the situation for civil society in Syria and the challenges faced…
January 18, 2017

70 civil society groups call on Ecuadorian President to end persecution of civil society and…

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release Seventy Latin American and international civil society organisations have endorsed a letter urging…
January 17, 2017

The Gambia: Time to respect the will of Gambians

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to respect constitutional norms and the will of the Gambian people. As the 19 January…
January 12, 2017

The death of Baek Nam-gi: tragic local story connects to troubling global trend

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By Gayoon Baek On the 25th of September 2016, a 70-year old farmer died in South Korea of a brain haemorrhage after 317 days…
January 12, 2017

Monitoring, first step to halt shrinking civic space

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By Bihter Moschini In 2015, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Tunisian civil society. At the close of last year, one of the…
January 11, 2017

Suppression of freedom of expression in Uganda increases

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CIVICUS speaks to Ugandan independent blogger and journalist Rosebell Kagumire (pictured). She speaks on the situation for journalists in Uganda, freedom of expression in…
January 09, 2017

Burundi civil society sees the International Criminal Court as a last resort for justice

Human rights defender Cyriaque Nibitegeka speaks to CIVICUS about Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court and the implications for human rights and victims…
January 04, 2017

Strict legal restrictions on foreign funding hit India’s NGOs

CIVICUS interviews Mathew Jacob on the restrictions on freedom of association and attacks on civil society in India including laws on foreign funding. Jacob…
December 30, 2016

Natural resource activists are paying a heavy price

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By Danny Sriskandarajah and Elisa Peter  Today, natural resource campaigners are facing increasingly virulent push-back from political leaders and powerful corporations intent on defending…
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)…
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