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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…
April 07, 2020

Leading with our values: Protecting our co-workers during COVID-19 must be a priority

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Secretary General’s Update  Dear CIVICUS members and allies, The past few weeks have been unlike anything we have known or could have imagined. Across…
March 19, 2020

7 Q&As about participatory grantmaking

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In February, CIVICUS hosted an animated webinar called ‘Participatory grantmaking in action’ in partnership with UHAI EASHRI, Africa’s first indigenous activist fund supporting sexual…
March 19, 2020

Resources for civil society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Defending civil society, democratic rights, and our fundamental freedoms can be challenging, let alone having to do it while under “lockdown” practicing social distancing…
March 06, 2020

5 amazing funds that are making a difference for women

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Did you know that only 4% of the total Official Development Assistance (ODA) supports programmes that integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment as the…