CIVICUS Global Alliance

Together we are stronger

Our ability to amplify the voices and highlight the struggles for freedom of ordinary people is strengthened by our diversity.

When you become a member of the CIVICUS Alliance, you help build the reach of a global network that extends across more than 175 countries of the world. By your membership, you grow and strengthen our collective potential and power across global regions and across rights-based sectors. 

In this way, you and every other individual and organisational member who engages with the Alliance works together to strengthen and promote civil society’s capacity to connect global and local issues and the actors striving to address them.

Together, our diverse membership forms a global alliance of organisations and activists committed to protecting civic space and empowering people to freely and safely express, organise, and take action to build a more just, equal and sustainable world.

What happens when you become a CIVICUS member?

CIVICUS membership helps create solidarity with like-minded civil society actors committed to advancing active participatory democracy and defending the freedoms of assembly, association and expression (what we call ‘civic space’).

Members also access a range of benefits designed to enhance visibility, networking, and information-sharing to support your work.

Additionally, we try to provide various channels to foster or facilitate opportunities and spaces for deeper engagement between partners and allies working on similar themes or sharing similar challenges. Joining gives you access to a number of thematic, interest-based or regional sub-networks of CIVICUS members.

There are two types of CIVICUS membership: free associate lifetime membership and one-year verified and paid voting membership*


This renewable, verified, fee-based category, includes some specific benefits, including:

  • participating in CIVICUS Annual General Meetings with voting rights; eligibility to stand or nominate a member for election to the Board of Directors; early access and preferential status in CIVICUS events, programming or consultations;
  • priority access for sharing your updates and resource links through CIVICUS’ communications channels (Twitter (9,900+ followers), Facebook (37,000+ followers), and our weekly eCIVICUS newsletter (6,000+ subscribers) and other specialist newsletters);
  • coordination or support in terms of logistics, access, or networking when engaging in international or multilateral processes or spaces (via our London, New York and Geneva hubs and our diverse global membership), as well as access to hot-desk or book CIVICUS meeting space while you are in transit in any of these cities.





Associate Members still have access to the CIVICUS Alliance’s networks and communications channels, as well as other time-limited member benefits and opportunities we publicise to our membership regularly.

This lifetime level of membership is free, and includes exclusive member communications and notices about all Voting Member benefits and alerts as well, in case you ever wish to apply for Voting Membership and participate.





Working Groups

Communities of Practice




How can you join CIVICUS?


Please review the CIVICUS Membership Policy* (which includes the fee waiver policy) and read the brief Code of Conduct and then click on the link below to join via our online form.


*Membership Policy also available in: Español Français






Johannesburg Office
25  Owl Street, 6th Floor
Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: +27 (0)11 833 5959
Fax: +27 (0)11 833 7997


Geneva Office
11 Avenue de la Paix
Tel: +41 (0)22 733 3435


Washington DC Office
CIVICUS World Alliance
1775 Eye Street NW Suite 1150
Washington DC 20006, USA

New York Office
205 East 42nd Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York, 10017


London Office
Unit 60
Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road
SW2 1BZ, London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7733 9696