CIVICUS Blog

February 24, 2021

Strengthening young activists by tagging-in local mentors and standing back

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By CIVICUS youth On the celebration of the International Youth month in August 2020, CIVICUS Youth launched a new mentorship format for the ten…
February 12, 2021

Deepening Roots: How our partners are doing nine months on

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Photo: Projet Jeune Leader By Jack Cornforth, Resilient Roots Coordinator, CIVICUS Towards the end of 2020, we spoke to many of our national partners…
December 23, 2020

2020 to reshape the future of humanity

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By Hafiz Jawad Sohail, Climate Reality Leader and SDGs Advocate from Pakistan 2020 was a year of real superheroes. Never before has there been a…
December 14, 2020

Persevering through the pandemic

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Message from Lysa John, CIVICUS SG Dear CIVICUS members and allies, What a year it has been! 2020 came with so many new challenges…
December 02, 2020

#SiConLasOSC - Yes with CSOs!

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By Oriana Castillo, CIVICUS In July 2019, the VUKA! Coalition, a group working to coordinate civil society actors to reclaim civic space across the…
December 01, 2020

Low engagement in virtual events: are we lacking digital confidence?

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As virtual events become more relevant in our lives, we need to analyse what elements are limiting people’s willingness or capacity to engage with…
December 01, 2020

The humanising power of art in virtual events

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By Bistra Kumbaroska “...Do whatever it takes to fuel the fire, fuel the fightTake a knee, march for your lives…They will give us hashtags…
December 01, 2020

Beyond the checklist: what made ICSW/virtual events special?

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By Bistra Kumbaroska Let me start this blog post with a personal confession: I love organising events, any kind of events - workshops, conferences,…
December 01, 2020

3 hard lessons learned during the ICSW/Virtual webinar series

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Organising our webinar series was a joy met with a few challenges like dealing with Internet trolls. Check out what difficult lessons we learned…
December 01, 2020

3 positive lessons learned during the ICSW/Virtual webinar series

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After celebrating seven online conversations about people power, we are inspired by the potential of virtual engagements and the resilience of civil society Virtual…
November 06, 2020

Myanmar elections show the regression of civic space over the last five years

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By Lisa Majumdar, Advocacy Officer, CIVICUS Amidst a flurry of high-profile elections this week, it will be Myanmar’s turn to go to the polls…
October 07, 2020

Violence against transgender people in Pakistan

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TW/CW: transphobia, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual violence, rape, torture, murder, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse I am Saro Imran, a transgender…
September 23, 2020

Case Study on the Power of Radical Collaboration: People Before Projects

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Conversation between Enhle Khumalo, CIVICUS Youth and Abigail Freeman, Alliance for Gender Justice Liberia in August 2020.  Transforming information into impactful formats  1. Who…
August 12, 2020

Celebrating our 10,000 strong alliance!

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Secretary General’s Update: August 2020
August 07, 2020

India: Rich Land of Poor People

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On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August), we commend the work of imprisoned lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj, defender of Indigenous…
June 30, 2020

3 funding concerns for civil society during this pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly exacerbated, accelerated, and further exposed global challenges. For civil society, COVID-19 has also meant new challenges - not least…
June 15, 2020

Reimagining youth power post COVID-19: Lessons from the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator

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CIVICUS’ recently concluded experiment with a group of young activists offers interesting insights for youth power in a post-Covid-19 world. Many youth-led organisations say…
May 05, 2020

Here’s what we are achieving through our COVID-19 efforts

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Secretary General's Update Dear CIVICUS members and allies, This has been a particularly tumultuous period for both civil society and the wider world. While…