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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…
August 02, 2017

Call for proposals: Application for partners for pilot national civil society assessment in El Salvador,…

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Español  BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA), developed by CIVICUS and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), is a participatory, civil…
August 08, 2017

Repressive Vietnam Ramps Up Crackdown On Activists and Bloggers

Authorities in Vietnam have increasingly been using the country’s draconian security laws to attack and silence human rights defenders in recent weeks.   Ahead of…
August 07, 2017

CIVICUS Calls For Calm and Respect of Voters’ Rights in Kenya Elections

As Kenyans go to the polls tomorrow to vote in general elections, global civil society alliance, CIVICUS calls on the authorities, leaders of political…
August 02, 2017

Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in…
August 02, 2017

Pese al acoso, el movimiento estudiantil hondureño se niega a retroceder

English CIVICUS conversa con Héctor Ulloa, estudiante de doble licenciatura en Derecho y Economía, vicepresidente de la Asociación de Estudiantes de Derecho de la…

OPINION PIECES

Harmonisation, Participation and Coherence are Key to Realising the 2030 Agenda

By Mandeep Tiwana and Tor Hodenfield  Two challenges – overlapping reporting requirements and less than universal compliance with human rights obligations – could be addressed by involving civil society more meaningfully in substantive processes. Furthermore, it…

From Venezuela to US: People power

By Danny Sriskandarajah Goldman Sachs’ decision to bailout the Venezuelan government has, unsurprisingly, attracted widespread global condemnation. The transnational firm stands to make a potential windfall profit as Venezuelans continue to face empty shelves and government…

Trends and Challenges in Global Civil Society

Bernadette Johnson interviews CIVICUS’ Secretary General Danny Sriskandarajah on broad trends affecting civil society spaces globally. We know it’s a cliché, but the world continues to shrink. Events, trends, and emerging ideas in other countries have the…

To Achieve Ambitious Goals – We Need to Start with our Basic Rights

By Oliver Henman and Andrew Firmin Recent protests in Ethiopia have seen people demonstrate in their thousands, angry at their authoritarian government, its favouritism towards those close to the ruling elite, and its failure to share…

It's time for G20 leaders to embrace civil society

By Cathal Gilbert  There is a growing list of critical problems in the G20's inbox, namely a faltering global economy, terrorist threats in a majority of G20 member states, and a patched-up climate change agreement. Solving…

Attacks On Citizen Rights In SA: Five Trends And Countrywide Threats

By Kgalalelo Gaebee  From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak out, organise and take action on social issues in…
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