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September 21, 2017

Global Campaign Challenges Rising Restrictions on Fundamental Freedoms

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will come together at hundreds of events across 5 continents, as part of a new global campaign…
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,…
September 13, 2017

UN Human Rights Council: Statement on widespread arbitrary detention

in Geneva

UN Human Rights Council 36th session 12 September 2017 Statement at the UN Human Rights Council during interactive diialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary…
September 12, 2017

Joint statement from Environmental rights defenders workshop

In response to the rise in the attacks, harassment and killings of human rights defenders and activists defending land, environmental and indigenous rights, CIVICUS…
September 12, 2017

Tanzania: worrying signs for freedom of expression and association

The attempted assassination of outspoken government critic Tundu Lissu on 7 September 2017 is the latest in a series of efforts aimed at constraining…
September 08, 2017

La sociedad civil de América Latina y el Caribe presiona por un acuerdo vinculante sobre…

English CIVICUS conversa con Andrés Nápoli, abogado especializado en derecho ambiental y Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN). Fundada en…


Rising Attacks on Environmental Defenders Threaten Human Rights Goals Globally

By Inés Pousadela  “I have been told that my name is on a hit list…but I haven’t been killed yet.” These were the chilling words of Mzama Dlamini, a South African community activist, to a gathering…

The Participation Revolution

By Danny Sriskandarajah The falling levels of public trust in public institutions we see all over the world should be a wake-up call for those of us who support open government. But to rebuild trust we…

Brics: Uma proposta de nova ordem mundial que ignora os direitos básicos dos cidadãos

Escrito por Fabio de Almeida Pinto, Coordenador Executivo do IDS, e Marianna Belalba Barreto, da CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation Entre 3 e 5 de setembro, o presidente Michel Temer estará em Xiamen, China,…

BRICS bloc’s lofty aims lack legitimacy without civil society

By Mandeep Tiwana and Cathal Gilbert As Xiamen prepares to host 2017 summit, the group's vision of a "just, equitable and democratic multi-polar international order" is not served well by its member states' disregard for citizens'…

Hope for citizen voice, despite ‘narrowed’ civic space

By Ine van Severen and Corlett Letlojane President Jacob Zuma heads to China this week to meet with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China at the the 9th Brics Summit. As far as respect…

Angolan elections: Different name, same game for civil society?

By David Kode Over the last 38 years, particularly since the end of the civil war in 2002, President Dos Santos has ruled Angola through securitisation of the society, repressing all dissent and restricting freedom of…


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