May 25, 2022

LEBANON: ‘The political youth movement was a major pillar of the opposition to the ruling…

CIVICUS speaks about the recent general election in Lebanon with Marwan Issa, research assistant with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at…
May 23, 2022

LEBANON: ‘This election has brought to the forefront new voices speaking about rights’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent general elections in Lebanon with Lina Abou Habib, director of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at…
May 20, 2022

PHILIPPINES: ‘We fear the democracy those before us fought so hard for will be erased’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent presidential election in the Philippines with Marinel Ubaldo, a young climate activist, co-founder of the Youth Leaders for Environmental…
May 19, 2022

INDONESIA: ‘The Sexual Violence Bill is one step further in claiming the rights of women…

CIVICUS speaks with Nuril Qomariyah, coordinator of Perempuan Bergerak, about the Sexual Violence Bill recently passed in Indonesia and the key roles played by…
May 18, 2022

PANDEMIC TREATY: ‘States hold a shared responsibility to keep the world safe and must be…

CIVICUS speaks with Dame Barbara M Stocking about the need to develop a new pandemic treaty anchored in solidarity, transparency, accountability and equity. Barbara…
May 16, 2022

NIGERIA: ‘The federal government and ASUU at some point made it feel like our education…

CIVICUS speaks with Benedicta Chisom about the current student mobilisation that is calling on Nigeria’s government to respond to teachers’ demands and end the…
May 13, 2022

NIGERIA: ‘The government is more willing to negotiate with terrorists than with striking teachers’

CIVICUS speaks with Olorunfemi Adeyeye about the current student mobilisation that is calling on Nigeria’s government to respond to teachers’ demands and end the…
May 12, 2022

INDIA: ‘We have achieved a historic labour rights win for female Dalit workers’

CIVICUS speaks about a recent labour rights victory in India’s garment industry with Jeeva M, General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Textile and Common…
May 11, 2022

INDIA: ‘Muslim girls are being forced to choose between education and the hijab’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
May 10, 2022

HONDURAS: ‘We must address the roots of the conflict: the handing over of natural resources’

CIVICUS speaks about the criminalisation of environmental, land and territorial defenders in Honduras with Edy Tábora, director of the law firm Justicia para los Pueblos…
May 09, 2022

KENYA: ‘The denial of resources for civic education has been a massive blow for civil…

CIVICUS speaks about the upcoming elections in Kenya with Paul Okumu, head of the Secretariat of the Africa Platform (AP). AP is a pan-African…
May 09, 2022

INDIA: ‘An effective civil society is essential for advancing human rights’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
May 05, 2022

INDIA: ‘The hijab ban is just another tool used by right-wing politicians to remain in…

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
April 30, 2022

AFGHANISTAN: ‘Our fight for accountability has become a thousand times harder under the Taliban’

CIVICUS speaks with Horia Mosadiq, an Afghan women human rights defender (HRD) and founder of Safety and Risk Mitigation Organization (SRMO). SRMO aims to…
April 29, 2022

UZBEKISTAN: ‘Advocacy for labour and human rights is a marathon, not a sprint’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent civil society victory in eliminating state-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry with Allison Gill, a human rights lawyer…
April 25, 2022

UGANDA: ‘Our government cares only about profit, not people’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…
April 22, 2022

TANZANIA: ‘The government is trying to silence those who are against the pipeline’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…
April 21, 2022

EAST AFRICA: ‘The pipeline project would open up critical ecosystems to commercial oil exploitation’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…
April 20, 2022

SRI LANKA: ‘The ongoing protests have put the government on the defensive’

CIVICUS speaks about protests in response to deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka with Ruki Fernando, a human rights activist, writer and consultant to…
April 19, 2022

SRI LANKA: ‘By peacefully protesting, we hope to protect our democracy’

CIVICUS speaks about protests in Sri Lanka in response to the country’s deepening economic crisis and civil society’s role in supporting protesters with human…
April 14, 2022

ITALY: ‘The constitution now contemplates the interests of future generations’

CIVICUS speaks with Edoardo Zanchini, National Vice President of Legambiente Onlus, about the recent legislative vote that introduced environmental protections in the Italian Constitution,…
April 13, 2022

CSW66: ‘Advocacy for policy change takes time and a long-term commitment’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s rights and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Helen McEachern, CEO of the Cherie…
April 12, 2022

CSW66: ‘Violence against women continues at pandemic levels in the UK as elsewhere’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s participation and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Zarin Hainsworth, director of the National…
April 11, 2022

CSW66: ‘Women need more access to real political decision-making power’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s rights and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Terry Ince, founder, and convenor of…
April 08, 2022

CSW66: ‘Global-level policy-making is disconnected from women’s realities’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s human rights and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Wanun Permpibul of Climate Watch…
April 07, 2022

CSW66: ‘Grassroots environmental defenders are highly underrepresented in decision-making’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s rights and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Joy Hayley Munthali and Dorothy Kazombo…
April 05, 2022

AFGHANISTAN: ‘Education is our basic right, it’s an Islamic right, it’s a human right’

CIVICUS speaks about girls’ right to education in Afghanistan with Matiullah Wesa, founder and president of PenPath. PenPath is an Afghan civil society organisation…
April 04, 2022

CSW66: ‘UN member states should make efforts to honour their commitments at home’

CIVICUS speaks about women’s rights and the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with Eucharia Abua, Senior Programme Officer on…
March 31, 2022

TUNISIA: ‘We are just students fighting for the future in times in which our opinions…

CIVICUS speaks about the impacts of the climate crisis in Tunisia and civil society responses with Aziza Fakher, a biology-geology engineering student and member…
March 29, 2022

UKRAINE: ‘International organisations are clearly not up to their historic responsibilities’

CIVICUS speaks with Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of the board of the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), about human rights violations in Ukraine amid the…
March 28, 2022

UKRAINE: ‘The presence of international organisations is key to ensure safe humanitarian corridors’

CIVICUS speaks with Sasha Romantsova, executive director of the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), about Ukrainian civil society’s response to the Russian invasion. Established…
March 25, 2022

UKRAINE: ‘If we share information, leaders won’t be able to turn blind eye to human…

CIVICUS speaks with Yaropolk Brynykh of Truth Hounds about Ukrainian civil society’s response to the Russian invasion. Truth Hounds is a civil society organisation…
March 24, 2022

RUSSIA: ‘The shutdown of media sources threatens to create information vacuum for Russians’

CIVICUS speaks about anti-war protests in Russia and the government’s violations of digital rights with Natalia Malysheva, co-founder and press secretary of Roskomsvoboda. Roskomsvoboda…
March 23, 2022

GREECE: ‘Together we can do more’

CIVICUS speaks about the state of civil society and civic space in Greece with Sotiris Petropoulos, director of Higher Incubator Giving Growth and Sustainability…
March 22, 2022

UAE: ‘Many leaders remain silent in the face of systematic human rights abuses’

CIVICUS speaks with Kristina Stockwood of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) about the current state of civic space in the United Arab…
March 22, 2022

RUSSIA: ‘These protests are key to the preservation of Russian civil society’

CIVICUS speaks about the ongoing anti-war protests in Russia and the repressive government response with OVD-Info’s spokesperson Maria Kuznetsova. OVD-Info is an independent civil…