October 16, 2017

Madagascar: drop charge against environmental activist

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS expresses deep concern over the unlawful arrest and arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Raleva. We condemn this action…
October 10, 2017

Joint Statement: Grave concern over recent raids on Ugandan civil society groups

We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), strongly condemn the Ugandan authorities’ flagrant and repeated attempts to suppress the peaceful and legitimate activities of…
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 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…
August 24, 2017

NGOs Raise Concern Over Forcibly Disappeared Sayed Alawi

Sayed Alawi has been detained for over nine months, with no access to a lawyer or to his family since his arrest. During this…
August 22, 2017

Emergencia global en el espacio cívico

Según el Informe 2017 de la alianza global de la sociedad civil CIVICUS, el mundo se enfrenta a una crisis democrática sin precedentes debido…
August 18, 2017

Kenya: Civil Society Condemns Attempted Raid and Deregistration of Human Rights Organisations

NAIROBI – Leading global and regional civil society groups have strongly condemned the targeting of two Kenyan national human rights organisations by the authorities.…
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…
July 31, 2017

Adjournment of Civil Society Activists’ Trial in Cameroon Shows State Has No Case

JOHANNESBURG – Three civil society leaders in Cameroon remain imprisoned in solitary confinement and on trial for leading peaceful protests, following their court appearance…
July 25, 2017

Zambia: State of Emergency signifies worrying signs for civic space

The declaration of State of Public Threatened Emergency in Zambia is a glaring indication of plans by the government to increase restrictions on civic…
July 20, 2017

Tanzania, Kenya, Angola Join Watch List of Countries of Concern

Attacks by the authorities on protesters, critics, NGOs and the media in Angola, Kenya and Tanzania have led global civil alliance, CIVICUS, to add…
July 17, 2017

Tanzania: upsurge in restrictions on fundamental freedoms

Tanzania has been placed on a watch list of countries in which there are growing and worrying threats to civic space. The country is…
July 13, 2017

Angola: Restrictions on fundamental freedoms continue ahead of elections

Portuguese  The arraignment of two journalists in Angola on spurious charges is the latest assault on fundamental freedoms as the government increases restrictions on…
June 27, 2017

Morocco: Civil society condemns arrests of peaceful protesters

The Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders in Middle East and North Africa and Global Civil Society Alliance CIVICUS, express grave concerns over the…
June 23, 2017

Egypt: Call to postpone the EU-Egypt Association Council

A coalition of civil society organisations have written to Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy…
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