April 21, 2017

Backsliding on civic space in democracies

in Op-Eds

By Mandeep Tiwana It’s no secret that democracy is facing a global stress test. Divisive politicians are creating a chasm between the majoritarian impulses…
April 20, 2017

Closure of Himal magazine part of ongoing onslaught on free expression in the South Asia…

CIVICUS speaks to Aunohita Mojumdar the editor of Himal Southasian, a review magazine of politics and culture based in Nepal and run by the…
April 19, 2017

Can Democracy Stand Up to the Cult of the Strongman Leader?

in Op-Eds

By Mandeep Tiwana and Andrew Firmin Donald Trump’s presidency, recent protests in Russia and South Africa and the referendum to consolidate presidential power in…
April 12, 2017

La disolución de la Unión Nacional de Educadores del Ecuador, parte de una estrategia coordinada…

English CIVICUS conversa con Rosana Palacios Barriga (foto), presidenta de la Unión Nacional de Educadores (UNE) del Ecuador. La UNE, la organización de maestros…
April 11, 2017

Alerta: Continuo deterioro de instituciones democráticas en Venezuela

in News

La alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS y el Servicio Internacional para los Derechos Humanos (ISHR) expresan su profunda preocupación por el creciente…
April 11, 2017

Alert: Continued deterioration of democratic institutions in Venezuela

in News

Spanish Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) are deeply concerned about the continuing deterioration of democratic institutions…
April 05, 2017

Bolivian government using law and force to cow civil society into silence

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Marco Antonio Gandarillas, Director of the Centre of Information and Documentation Bolivia (CEDIB), a human rights organisation founded in 1970…
April 04, 2017

Global assault on our basic freedoms signposts a dangerous return to the past

in Op-Eds

By Danny Sriskandarajah Ask yourself these four questions. Can I criticise my head of state on Twitter? Can I join a human rights group…
April 04, 2017

People power under attack: just 3% of people live in countries where fundamental civic freedoms…

Almost six billion people live in 106 countries where there are serious violations of freedoms of expression, assembly, and association This first ever global…
April 03, 2017

Civic space threatened in 106 countries - CIVICUS Monitor

in News

Just three percent of people live in countries where the rights to protest, organise and speak out are respected, protected and fulfilled. This is…
April 03, 2017

Togo’s violations of the press are out of step with democratic norms

French CIVICUS speaks to Koffi Déla Frack Kepomey, the executive director of Concertation Nationale de la Société Civile du Togo (CNSC-Togo) concerning the recent…
April 02, 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…
March 31, 2017

New sentence by Venezuela´s Supreme Court consecrates a coup against the Venezuelan parliament

in News

Spanish Sentence No. 156, released around midnight on March 29, by which the Constitutional Chamber of Venezuela´s Supreme Court (TSJ) assumes all the powers…
March 30, 2017

Worker’s rights activism and human rights activism must be linked

Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the Solidarity Center, the largest worker rights organisation based in the United States speaks to CIVICUS about challenges facing…
March 28, 2017

Malawi makes good reforms on civic space but new NGO Policy sidelines human rights CSOs

CIVICUS interviews, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitations’ Fletcher Simwaka about the state of civic space in Malawi and the new NGO policy.…
March 23, 2017

Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

Dear Mr. President We, 48 undersigned organizations from 24 countries, strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human…
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 Uganda (FHRI) ,welcome the adoption of the UPR report on Uganda and express their appreciation to…


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