November 09, 2021

As the climate crisis intensifies, so does the crackdown on environmental activism, finds new report

New research brief from the CIVICUS Monitor examines the crackdown of environmental activism and profiles important victories civil society has scored in the fight…
November 02, 2021

Know Your Rights: Protest guidebook & phonebook

Do you know your rights when it comes to Peaceful Assembly? Produced by CIVICUS and VUKA!, the Know Your Rights guide answers over 20…
September 30, 2021

Philippines: International community must support independent investigative mechanism to end attacks on civil society

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, continues to call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative mechanism to address human…
June 30, 2021

Hong Kong: A year on, the National Security Law has crushed civic freedoms

New research on the state of civic freedoms in Hong Kong - a look at restrictions over the past year CIVICUS, the global civil society…
May 11, 2021

COVID-19 and freedom of expression: A global snapshot of restrictions

New research brief from the CIVICUS Monitor finds: New censorship controls have been implemented during the pandemic The pandemic has expanded the use of laws criminalising…
March 03, 2021

Malaysia: Fundamental freedoms in decline under Perikatan Nasional government

Joint research report on the state of civic freedoms in Malaysia The Perikatan Nasional government has undermined and obstructed the exercise of fundamental freedoms…
February 12, 2021

Sustainable Recovery Lab: Building on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

As the UN Secretary-General has highlighted, ‘the 2030 Agenda, underpinned by human rights, provides a comprehensive blueprint for sustainable recovery from the pandemic’. The…
October 13, 2020

Civil and political rights are backsliding in West Africa ahead of elections

There has been a rapid decline in civic freedoms and democratic norms in Francophone West Africa with ruling presidents evading term limits and muzzling…
October 01, 2020

Feminist movements and the Beijing Vision: Organising, resisting, advocating.

The year 2020 marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA), heralded as the most progressive blueprint in…
September 22, 2020

India: Report highlights ongoing misuse of restrictive laws during pandemic to keep activists behind bars

Report highlights judicial harassment of activists, targeting of journalists and crackdown on protesters  Modi government has continued to use state resources to sustain its…
July 10, 2020

Threats to civil society’s HIV and AIDS progress have lessons for COVID-19 response

Activism and AIDS: Together with @frontlineaids & @Aidsfonds_intl, new research examines the risks and restrictions facing civil society in the fight to end the…
June 09, 2020

Bangladesh: Two years on, impunity for attacks against student protesters

Two years since student protest movements mobilised in Bangladesh, there is still no accountability for human rights violations against protesters. ‘Crushing Student Protests,’ a…
May 04, 2020

Civic Freedoms and the COVID19 Pandemic: A snapshot of restrictions

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The spread of the pandemic, and the response of…
December 04, 2019

Global Monitor Report: Twice as many people live in repressed countries compared to a year…

Findings based on data released today by the CIVICUS Monitor, a global research collaboration which rates and tracks respect for fundamental freedoms in 196…
November 19, 2019

New paper on the restrictions facing climate change activists

Environmental activism is dangerous and too often deadly, and may worsen as the growing climate crisis fuels divides over access to natural resources Millions…
July 26, 2019

Shifting the Power to Grassroots Movements

The question of how grassroots groups and activists based in the global south can mobilise adequate support to overcome the growing ecological, social, political…
June 04, 2019

Silence Does Not Mean Consent: The Dire State of Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea

Located in the west of Central Africa between Cameroon and Gabon, and with a population of less than a million people, Equatorial Guinea is…
March 15, 2019

In Defence of Humanity: Women Human Rights Defenders and the struggle against silencing

In recent years, combined with existing threats, the rise of right-wing and nationalist populism across the world has led to an increasing number of…