CIVICUS Blog

September 23, 2020

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

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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…
February 05, 2020

Staying true to ambition: Priorities from our mid-term strategy review

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Secretary General’s Update Dear CIVICUS members and allies, January was replete with the signals that the coming months will require significantly increased levels of…
January 28, 2020

Democratising information is key to democratise funding access for grassroots and activists

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By Anna Kolotovkina, a civil society resourcing intern at CIVICUS, social volunteer and activist. I once talked with a woman who has been helping homeless…
January 20, 2020

The CIVICUS Diversity and Inclusion journey continued

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Diversity and Inclusion has become a hot topic within civil society in recent years. Knowing there is no ‘people power’ without true principles of…
January 10, 2020

It's time for radical collaboration: Our experience co-designing with CIVICUS

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By: Youth Co-Design Team The challenges of grassroots activism Citizens are organising and mobilising in new and creative ways. New tools have made it…
January 06, 2020

Handy tips and techniques to help you with your next proposal

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CIVICUS invited its member, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) to facilitate a proposal writing and resource mobilisation workshop for staff in 2019. The workshop offerings included…
December 19, 2019

Defiant and undeterred: Looking back at a year of extraordinary civic activism

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Dear CIVICUS members and allies, We are ending the year as we began – with awe for how civil society and citizens have been…
December 19, 2019

3 lessons learned about resourcing civil society in the 21st century

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By Yessenia Soto, Community Engagement Officer on Civil Society Resourcing at CIVICUS In 2019, CIVICUS set out to find ways to better support and resource citizen…
December 19, 2019

CIVICUS Annual General Meeting

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From the 30th October to the 8th November 2019 members gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa from all over the world for the CIVICUS Annual…