August 03, 2022

Kenya: Stop restrictions on civic freedoms ahead of national elections, says new report

Excessive force used against protesters Twitter accounts shut down over calls to lower prices of food & basic commodities Attacks on freedom of speech…
July 02, 2022

Hong Kong: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on the deterioration of civic space

CIVICUS has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the state of civic space in Hong Kong ahead of its review…
April 12, 2022

Hungary: Orbán and Fidesz party election victory spells further concerns for civic freedoms 

‘Biased and unbalanced news coverage’ during election favouring the ruling party Civil society face orchestrated smear campaigns  Government passes decree which bans independent journalists…
April 05, 2022

Slovenia: New research on the state of civic freedoms ahead of elections

SLOVENIAN New research on the state of civic freedoms ahead of Slovenia's parliamentary elections - journalists & civil society facing restrictions The ruling SDS…
January 31, 2022

Myanmar: The deterioration of civic freedoms a year on from the coup

On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military junta seized power in a coup. The junta arrested the civilian leaders of the national and state governments…
January 09, 2022

Triggers for urgent action by the United Nations Human Rights Council

This report is a written output of a nine-month long applied research project in association with The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies…
January 04, 2022

13 countries downgraded in ratings report as civic rights deteriorate globally

9 out of 10 people live in countries where civic rights are severely restricted. New #PeoplePower2021 report launched today shows where civil society conditions…
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…