CIVICUS Blog

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…
December 19, 2019

COP25, UN Climate Change Conference, 2-15 December, Madrid, Spain

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From 2 to 15 December, more than 20,000 people from almost 200 countries attended COP25, the UN climate change conference. The meeting was held…
December 17, 2019

CIVICUS strategy review workshop: a step into social cohesion and sustainable development

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By Mohammad Hasan, Yes Theatre Palestine CIVICUS’ process to mid-term review its strategic plan (2017-2022) is almost finished. The plan reflects the vision, ideas, and…
December 11, 2019

Innovative 15-year old activist driving social inclusion movement in India

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This article is part of the #StoriesOfResilience series, coordinated by CIVICUS to feature groups and activists on their journey to promote better resourcing practices…
October 29, 2019

Celebrating our right to protest!

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Secretary General’s Update (Aug-Sep 2019) In the context of increasing attacks on civic space around the world, it seems far more unusual to have…
October 25, 2019

Keep moving until the departure of the corrupt

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By Ziad Abdul Samad, Executive Director of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) The popular protests in Lebanon began after the government announced its…
October 23, 2019

What Constituents Say about CIVICUS in 2019!

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By Marina Cherbonnier, CIVICUS member engagement specialist Each year, CIVICUS Constituents are asked what they think about CIVICUS - a global alliance of over…
October 11, 2019

Why do we need to #RewriteHerStory?

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Female leaders in 2018 top films were 4 times more likely to be shown in revealing clothing. Did you notice? This is one of…