February 27, 2017

CIVICUS at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

in Geneva

Two thirds of the activities of the United Nations system takes place in Geneva, making it a key centre of international co-operation and multilateral…
February 24, 2017

Claiming the space for women in Argentina, one step at a time

in News

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Ana Correa, a member of the organising group of #NiUnaMenos, a movement that has held massive protests against gender-based violence…
February 23, 2017

Joint Letter to Human Rights Council: Upholding international law in South Sudan

in News

To Permanent Representatives of member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council RE: Renewing the mandate of the Commission on Human…
February 22, 2017

CIVICUS Fellowship Programme

in News

The CIVICUS Fellowship Programme is an exciting new venture in which key experts will be placed into national and/or regional organisations for the period…
February 21, 2017

Civil Society “Contested and Under Pressure”, says new report

Read this press release in Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish Civil society around the globe is “contested and under pressure” according to a 22-country…
February 17, 2017

Joint Letter to UN Human Rights Council: More attention needed on human rights violations in…

in News

To: Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council RE: Sustaining attention to human rights violations in China Excellency,…
February 16, 2017

Don't lecture the Americans about our values. Demonstrate them.

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah and Julia Sanchez  There has never been a better time for Canada to show progressive leadership globally in support of inclusive…
February 14, 2017

Against all odds: Civil society under fire

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah Civil society is under fire—sometimes literally—in many countries and in all regions of the world. Governments are clamping down on fundamental…
February 14, 2017

In a time of exclusion, making space for Faith Based Organizations

in Op-Eds

By Amjad Mohamed Saleem For many people around the world, faith is embedded in cultures, practices and communities. Earlier this month, World Interfaith Harmony…
February 14, 2017

Sustainable development for all ages

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah It’s a global phenomenon, already exerting a profound social and economic impact in both rich and poor countries. So why are…
February 13, 2017

Gambian civil society optimistic as new democratic era dawns

in News

The Gambia has recently gone through a major democratic transition. CIVICUS interviews Sohna Sallah, the Vice President of the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists…
February 10, 2017

Turkmenistan’s elections under cloud as civil society faces total clampdown

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) today highlight a near…
February 08, 2017

State of civil society in Equatorial Guinea: An interview with CEID

in News

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Alfredo Okenve, board member in charge of the International Cooperation and Good Governance Programmes of the Centre for Development Studies…
February 07, 2017

Leave no person with disabilities behind

in Op-Eds

By Leave No One Behind Partneship and ADD International Pushpa Rani had pneumonia when she was eight years old, which left her extremely weak. Eventually, she…
February 03, 2017

OGP must protect space for people power - before it is too late

in Op-Eds

By Cathal Gilbert  In some Open Government Partnership (OGP) member countries, the threats to peaceful dissent and activism are extremely grave. Examples include the…
February 02, 2017

Zimbabwe: CIVICUS urges release of #ThisFlag Pastor Mawarire, detained and charged with “treason”

in News

Update: 08 February 2017A High Court judge granted Evan Mawarire bail of 300USD and ordered him to surrender his passport and report to Avondale…
February 02, 2017

We need a new social movement against inequality

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah Oxfam’s latest estimate that just eight super-rich people – down from 62 last year and 388 just six years ago –…
January 30, 2017

The business case for civic space

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah The long-term health of all societies depends on the ability of individuals to come together to share new ideas, promote social…
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