CIVICUS Blog

May 23, 2019

ICSW 2019, New Board, Opportunities: Updates from Lysa John, CIVICUS SG

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  FRENCH For those of us who were in Belgrade a few weeks ago, it is hard to think of April as anything but…
May 22, 2019

How ICSW empowered me to become a better activist

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By Augustine Macarthy, Sierra Leone Last month, I had the opportunity to attend International Civil Society Week 2019 (ICSW). It was a turning point…
May 22, 2019

Webinar: Youth for Diversity

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On 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we will hosted a Youth for Diversity webinar under the theme…
May 21, 2019

Why don’t we get a say at the UN?

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By Caroline Vernaillen, Democracy International When it comes to global issues, citizens have to trust that their governments will do their bidding. But what…
May 16, 2019

25 years later, looking back at my CIVICUS journey

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French  by Anabel Cruz, Board Chair 2016-2019 In early 1993, democracy was rather “young” in many parts of the world. Only less than four…
May 16, 2019

With mentoring and incentives, CSOs venture into raising key resources and support at home

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 By Yessenia Soto, Community Engagement Officer on Civil Society Resourcing, CIVICUS The Change the Game Academy provides classroom training on local fundraising to CSOs.…
May 13, 2019

“Open Up The Space”: A call for inclusivity by CIVICUS Youth

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The world is filled with injustice, hate speech, violence and oppression. Variant forms of power are exercised to police bodies, groups and human rights…
May 09, 2019

The Power of Art in Activism

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By Mohammad Issa, Yes Theatre, Palestine, CIVICUS Voting Organisation Member Some people say that our world is a mess right now. Others predict that…
May 02, 2019

A Belgrade en Serbie, PJUD-BENIN ONG parle de la redevabilité au service de la démocratie…

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Par DJOWAMON  A. Cyrille, PJUD - Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le Développement, Benin ; organisation membre votante de CIVICUS La semaine internationale de la civile…
May 02, 2019

Power of Togetherness Never Ends

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Strengthening Civil Society Membership Platform By Sin Putheary, Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, AGNA and CIVICUS voting organizational member Coming from the largest and longest…
May 02, 2019

CIVICUS Accountability’s journey – some updates! 

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Have you been wondering what’s up withCIVICUS’ accountability actions? Are you looking for examples and opportunities to strengthen your own organisation’s accountability or connect with…
April 30, 2019

Delivering emergency help for targeted activists is easier said than done

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 By Lesego Moshikaro and Yessenia Soto Imagine you lead a non-profit feminist organisation in Egypt. Your work involves empowering women and lobbying the government…
April 29, 2019

Hacia la construcción de nuestra Política Institucional de Rendición de Cuentas

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Por Gloria Gonzalez Navarro y Enrique Blanco Lozada (Asociación Kusi Warma) Los cambios o impactos sociales suelen estar acompañados de adversidades de nuestro ambiente,…
April 23, 2019

The power of togetherness: standing against the shrinking space for action

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By Laura Brown, Movement and Network Capacity Manager at Womankind Worldwide Last week I attended the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) conference in Belgrade…
April 15, 2019

Collaboration as currency, key to stop FGM in 5 communities in Nigeria

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We are happy to start a new edition of #StoriesOfResilience, which will feature several civil society groups and activists on their journey to creatively…
April 09, 2019

As India goes to to the polls, will the people vote against the ‘politics of…

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  By Alina Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) In just under a week, the world’s largest democracy, India, will vote to elect and…
April 08, 2019

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

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  By Soulayma Mardam Bey and Jack Cornforth, CIVICUS In recent years, “Resilience” has made its way into international development’s buzzword bingo board. Yet…
April 02, 2019

The quest for resilience

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By  Patricia Deniz, Senior Research and Development Officer CIVICUS  Civil society, more than ever, is in dire need to reinvent itself, at least figure out…