June 27, 2017

Morocco: Civil society condemns arrests of peaceful protesters

The Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition in the 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…
June 07, 2017

Egypt: Stop the onslaught against civil society

The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public vilification of human…
June 06, 2017

Restrictions on Civic Space: A Global Emergency

The world is facing a democratic crisis through unprecedented restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly which constitute a global emergency…
June 06, 2017

A new way of doing business

In times of democratic crisis, the growing influence of business over commercial, political and social spheres can play a key role in safeguarding civic…
May 04, 2017

Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Activists

Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, a…
May 03, 2017

World Press Freedom Day - Journalism Assailed On All Fronts

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, marks today’s World Press Freedom Day with a call for greater protection and respect for journalists and the…
April 28, 2017

Critical need to support right to protest, says new report

Protest movements around the world are finding themselves on the frontlines of a global attack on democracy and human rights, according to a new…
April 24, 2017

Equatorial Guinea: CIVICUS urges release of activists and respect for human rights

Spanish  Update: Since the issuance of this release, as of 28 April Enrique Asumu has been released from jail. Alfredo Okenve is still in…
April 04, 2017

People power under attack: just 3% of people live in countries where fundamental civic freedoms…

Almost six billion people live in 106 countries where there are serious violations of freedoms of expression, assembly, and association This first ever global…
March 23, 2017

Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

Dear Mr. President We, 48 undersigned organizations from 24 countries, strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human…
March 20, 2017

Cameroon: End crackdown, release detainees and resolve crisis

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS urges an end to the pervasive crackdown against English speaking Cameroonians as three respected civil society members - Barrister…
February 21, 2017

Civil Society “Contested and Under Pressure”, says new report

Read this press release in Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish Civil society around the globe is “contested and under pressure” according to a 22-country…
February 10, 2017

Turkmenistan’s elections under cloud as civil society faces total clampdown

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) today highlight a near…
January 20, 2017

CIVICUS: #WhyWeMarch

On Saturday, 21 January 2017, millions will gather in Washington D.C. and in hundreds of other cities around the world to take part in…
January 19, 2017

CIVICUS urges release of Cameroonian activists

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges the release of recently arrested leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and all activists and…
January 18, 2017

70 civil society groups call on Ecuadorian President to end persecution of civil society and…

Click here to read a Spanish language version of this release Seventy Latin American and international civil society organisations have endorsed a letter urging…
January 17, 2017

The Gambia: Time to respect the will of Gambians

Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to respect constitutional norms and the will of the Gambian people. As the 19 January…
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