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…
November 27, 2018

New Report: 6 in 10 countries now seriously repressing civic freedoms

Espanol | Francais Findings based on data released today by the CIVICUS Monitor a global research collaboration which rates and tracks the respect for fundamental…
October 15, 2018

New Paper: Regulating Political Activity of Civil Society -- A look at 4 EU countries

A comparative analysis of regulation of civil society organisations’ ‘political activity’ and international funding in Ireland, Netherlands, Germany and Finland. Written by CIVICUS, Irish Council for Civil Liberties,…
April 27, 2018

Repression in Paradise: Assault on fundamental freedoms in the Maldives

Repression in Paradise: Assault on fundamental freedoms in the #Maldives. New report on #MaldivesInCrisis https://t.co/LTkQWELRUr pic.twitter.com/5whBOItY2X — CIVICUS (@CIVICUSalliance) April 30, 2018 The Maldives,…
November 09, 2017

India: Democracy threatened by growing attacks on civil society 

According to the policy brief, published by CIVICUS in November 2017, although civil society in India has been playing essential roles ever since the…
October 04, 2017

People Power Under Attack

CIVICUS Monitor Ratings Update October 2017 Updated ratings from the CIVICUS Monitor, released 4 October 2017, provide further evidence that the space for civil…
September 20, 2017

Peers and Partners: Empowering Children to take Civic Action

While threats against civic space are well documented around the world, little is said on how civic space trends are being experienced by children,…
August 11, 2017

Report: Civil Society Rights and the Extractive Industries

People’s rights to organise, speak out and take action are being extensively violated in a large number of member countries of the Extractive Industries…
June 21, 2017

New Report: Civic Space in the Americas

People’s rights to organise, speak out and take action are being extensively violated in a large number of countries in the Americas. This is…
April 25, 2017

Keeping up the pressure: enhancing the sustainability of protest movements

The report explores key factors that contribute to or undermine the sustainability of contemporary protest movements. The research examines these issues in three countries:…
April 04, 2017

People power under attack: findings from the CIVICUS Monitor

According to new findings from the CIVICUS Monitor, just three percent of  people live in countries where space for civic activism - or civic…
February 23, 2017

Addressing Civic Space Restrictions in Uganda: What Role for the UPR?

This policy action brief, prepared by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), examines a range of…
December 21, 2016

BRIEF REPORT: WIDENING SPACE BY YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

  On 21 November 2016, CIVICUS together with Amnesty  International, Defence  for  Children  International,  KidsRights and World Vision convened a side event- Widening Space…
December 13, 2016

THREATS TO CIVIC SPACE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

If citizens are to have strong opportunities to take part in the making of decisions that affect their lives, there needs to be space…
December 03, 2016

Against all odds: The perils of fighting for natural resource

Many countries worldwide rely on the exploitation of natural resources as an important source of economic activity and public income. Yet when people in…
October 27, 2016

CIVICUS Monitor Findings Report

Data from the CIVICUS Monitor shows that 3.2 billion people live in countries where civic space (which is made up by the freedoms of…