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…
July 12, 2017

NGO soldiers on giving holistic care to rape survivors in DRC

CIVICUS speaks to Julienne Lusenge, director of SOFEPADI (Solidarite Feminine pour la Paix et le Development Integral), an NGO based in the Democratic Republic…
July 05, 2017

Escándalo de corrupción impulsa movilización de dimensiones históricas en la República Dominicana

English CIVICUS conversa con Manuel Robles, integrante del Movimiento Marcha Verde de la República Dominicana. Surgida en enero de 2017 al calor de la…
June 27, 2017

El Salvador es uno de los pocos países que aún no han decidido que la…

English CIVICUS conversa con Sara García Gross, Coordinadora Ejecutiva de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico de El…
June 14, 2017

Victoria de la sociedad civil de El Salvador: Entra en vigor la ley que prohíbe…

English CIVICUS conversa con Saúl Baños, abogado de la Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metálica de El Salvador y Director Ejecutivo de una…
June 12, 2017

Liberian rural communities face ‘David vs Goliath’ battle with multinationals

CIVICUS speaks to a Liberian activist about the invasions by multinational companies into community and indigenous lands. Rural communities are at the receiving end…
May 22, 2017

Dire situation for journalists and civil society in Turkey

CIVICUS speaks to Huseyin Hurmali, President of the Journalists and Writers Foundation about the difficult environment for journalists in Turkey. Worldwide, Turkey has the…
May 15, 2017

Cultural barriers are lifting but legal and political obstacles still hinder gender equality in Chile

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Natalia Muñoz Castillo, director of International Affairs at the Observatory Against Street Harassment (OCAC), a Chilean civil society organisation that…
May 08, 2017

Hungary new Bill aims to silence civil society that criticises the state

CIVICUS speaks to Anita Koncsik of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) on the recent Bill on transparency of organisations receiving foreign funding. Anita…
May 04, 2017

Advocating for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Peru, a risky fight against powerful enemies

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to María Ysabel Cedano, Director of DEMUS –Study for the Defense of Women’s Rights, a Peruvian feminist organisation that since 1987…
April 25, 2017

Omani human rights activist silenced and pushed into exile

CIVICUS interviews Habiba Al Hinai a human rights defender from Oman who had to leave the country for her own safety. She also elaborates…
April 20, 2017

Closure of Himal magazine part of ongoing onslaught on free expression in the South Asia…

CIVICUS speaks to Aunohita Mojumdar the editor of Himal Southasian, a review magazine of politics and culture based in Nepal and run by the…
April 12, 2017

La disolución de la Unión Nacional de Educadores del Ecuador, parte de una estrategia coordinada…

English CIVICUS conversa con Rosana Palacios Barriga (foto), presidenta de la Unión Nacional de Educadores (UNE) del Ecuador. La UNE, la organización de maestros…
April 05, 2017

Bolivian government using law and force to cow civil society into silence

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Marco Antonio Gandarillas, Director of the Centre of Information and Documentation Bolivia (CEDIB), a human rights organisation founded in 1970…
April 03, 2017

Togo’s violations of the press are out of step with democratic norms

French CIVICUS speaks to Koffi Déla Frack Kepomey, the executive director of Concertation Nationale de la Société Civile du Togo (CNSC-Togo) concerning the recent…
March 30, 2017

Worker’s rights activism and human rights activism must be linked

Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the Solidarity Center, the largest worker rights organisation based in the United States speaks to CIVICUS about challenges facing…
March 28, 2017

Malawi makes good reforms on civic space but new NGO Policy sidelines human rights CSOs

CIVICUS interviews, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitations’ Fletcher Simwaka about the state of civic space in Malawi and the new NGO policy.…
March 15, 2017

Egyptian women's rights defenders risk life in prison

Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan have both been working to improve women's rights in Egypt. They have campaigned to end violence against women, amongst…
March 13, 2017

It’s not all doom and gloom on the ICC and Africa

At the recent summit of the African Union (AU), states adopted what appeared to be a plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court…
March 07, 2017

Colombian activists: ‘We are paying with our lives to defend water’

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Carlos Andrés Santiago, spokesperson of CORDATEC, an organisation that defends water, the territory and the ecosystems of San Martín, in…
March 06, 2017

Zambia’s media under siege

Following reported violations on the press in Zambia that have included the closing of a newspaper and two radio stations, CIVICUS speaks to Wilson…
February 27, 2017

Letter to Dr. Angela Merkel ahead of visit to Cairo

24 February 2017 Dr Angela Merkel Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Willy-Brandt-Straße 1 10557 Berlin   Subject: Your visit to Cairo, 2-3…
February 24, 2017

Claiming the space for women in Argentina, one step at a time

Spanish CIVICUS speaks to Ana Correa, a member of the organising group of #NiUnaMenos, a movement that has held massive protests against gender-based violence…
January 24, 2017

Closed and repressed: No space for democracy to take root in Eritrea

CIVICUS interviews a human rights defender from Eritrea, who speaks about the nature of the government and its complete disregard for fundamental human rights.…
January 19, 2017

Shock and sadness spurs anti-Trump protestors

Ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America, activists and civil society are mobilising protests against the…
January 18, 2017

Syrian civil society not being heard by international donors

CIVICUS asked Nibal Salloum, program manager at the Syrian peace-building organisation Nuon, about the situation for civil society in Syria and the challenges faced…
January 11, 2017

Suppression of freedom of expression in Uganda increases

CIVICUS speaks to Ugandan independent blogger and journalist Rosebell Kagumire (pictured). She speaks on the situation for journalists in Uganda, freedom of expression in…
January 09, 2017

Burundi civil society sees the International Criminal Court as a last resort for justice

Human rights defender Cyriaque Nibitegeka speaks to CIVICUS about Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court and the implications for human rights and victims…
January 04, 2017

Strict legal restrictions on foreign funding hit India’s NGOs

CIVICUS interviews Mathew Jacob on the restrictions on freedom of association and attacks on civil society in India including laws on foreign funding. Jacob…
December 14, 2016

Drug war unsettles civil society in Philippines

Since assuming power in May 2016 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has embarked on a controversial campaign against drugs in which over 3 000 people…
December 12, 2016

Victims of human rights violations will be worst affected if South Africa exits the International…

CIVICUS speaks to Angela Mudukuti about South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the implications for human rights and justice and the work…
December 09, 2016

Despite progress, freedom of expression still under threat on the African continent

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, CIVICUS speaks to the Chair of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) - Advocate Faith…
November 30, 2016

Mozambique NGOs battle for free civic space

To read this in Portugese, click here. In this anonymous interview, CIVICUS speaks to a civil society activist in Mozambique concerning the environment for…
November 18, 2016

Indonesian activists fear being targeted by cyber-bullying law

CIVICUS speaks to Asep Komarudin (pictured) of Legal Aid Institute for the Press concerning the cyber bullying amendment that was recently made to the…
October 12, 2016

Increased violence in South Sudan is increasing difficulties for human rights defenders

CIVICUS spoke to a civil society leader based in Juba, South Sudan about why the government threatened and prevented human rights defenders from travelling…
June 12, 2013

Youth unemployment in SubSaharan Africa is cancerous | A CIVICUS member interview with Awa Ndah…

Awa Ndah is the Founder and Executive Director of Impact Creators, a youth educational and professional development organisation based in Cameroon. He is also…
May 09, 2013

Post-2015 Agenda needs to address the 1 billion people with disabilities

Dagnachew B. Wakene is a researcher from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, specialising in studies of inclusive development, human rights and law. As a person with…
May 09, 2013

Children and Youth Concerns are about Sustainability: An interview with Kiara Worth

Kiara Worth is one of the Organising Partners for the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). The MGCY is the official youth constituency…
April 08, 2013

Decent work and social protection should be included in the Post-2015 Agenda | An interview…

Matt Simmonds is the liaison officer for the platform of civil society organisations that sits in the OECD Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-…
March 28, 2013

Animal welfare and the Post-2015 Agenda: A CIVICUS interview with Arjan Van Houwelingen of the…

Arjan Van Houwelingen of the World Society for the Protection of Animals Netherlands shares why the Post-2015 Agenda needs to include animal welfare and…
March 20, 2013

Leo Williams shares his thoughts on CSOs and a post-2015 framework

Leo Williams in the International Coordinator of the Beyond 2015 campaign, which brings together over 260 civil society organisations from more than 60 countries…
March 07, 2013

Ivana Savić shares her thoughts on Youth participation in the Post-2015 Agenda

Ivana Savic is a Policy Officer at Change Mob and Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Development Studies. She…
February 26, 2013

Uchita de Zoysa of Global Sustainability Solutions shares his thoughts on the MDGs and Corporate…

Uchita de Zoysa is the Chairman of Global Sustainability Solutions (GLOSS), the Executive Director of the Centre for Environment and Development, and Initiator of…
February 22, 2013

Richard Morgan of UNICEF shares his thoughts on the Post-2015 Agenda, Women and Children

Richard Morgan is the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the Post- 2015 Agenda. He is…
February 15, 2013

CIVICUS interviews Dr. Changyong Rhee about the Post-2015 agenda

Dr. Changyong Rhee is the Chief Economics and spokesperson on economic forecasts, trends at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has over 20 years…
February 05, 2013

CIVICUS Interviews Felix Dodds about the MDGs, Post-2015 and Sustainable Development

Felix Dodds is an independent consultant focusing on stakeholder engagement in the sustainable development process. He is also a current Associate Fellow at the…
August 15, 2012

‘The influence and participation of civil society in governance structures is a critical aspect of…

Catherine Pearce is the Campaign Manager for Future Justice at the World Future Council, which campaigns for the interests of future generations to be…
June 14, 2012

‘The main issue is equality of opportunities’: Rio+20 interview with Sabina Anokye-Mensah, Voice of African…

CIVICUS speaks to Dr Sabina Anokye-Mensah from Voice of African Mothers (VAM) on her expectations for Rio+20. As a civil society organisation and organising…
May 24, 2012

CIVICUS Interviews Nikhil Seth, Head of the Rio+20 Secretariat

CIVICUS Director of Outreach, Henri Valot, interviews Nikhil Seth, Director, UN Division of Sustainable Development and Head of the Rio+20 Secretariat* Listen to the…
May 17, 2012

‘Address the voice of the 99%’: Rio+20 interview with Jaehyun Jang, Programme Specialist, Reshaping Development…

Jaehyun Jang is a Programme Specialist and Researcher at the Reshaping Development Institute (ReDI) in the Republic of Korea. ReDI is an independent think…
April 03, 2012

‘Young women are a vital part of shaping the future’ – Rio+20 interview

A Rio+20 interview with Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is the General Secretary of the World YWCA, a global federation in 125 countries,…
March 28, 2012

An innovative proposal to inspire the world - An interview with Alice Vincent of World…

An interview with Alice Vincent of World Future Council on the Ombudsperson for Future Generations proposal In the latest of our interviews with key…
March 13, 2012

‘We don’t see the necessary urgency and commitment from member states’ - Rio+20 interview with…

Cristina Diez Saguillo has been a member of the International Movement ATD Fourth World's full-time volunteer corps since 2003. Prior to that she worked…
February 17, 2012

Rio+20 Interviews

CIVICUS has conducted a series of interviews with key players involved in the Rio+20 process. You may see the list of interviews conducted so…
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