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November 23, 2017

Zimbabwe’s transition: prioritise restraint and respect for human rights

Johannesburg - Global civil society alliance CIVICUS urges the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and all stakeholders in Zimbabwe to continue to exercise restraint and respect…
November 20, 2017

Reimagining democracy: ‘It is for civil society to step in and fill the void on…

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘reimagining democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
November 16, 2017

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) reaches 30-year milestone but challenges remain

November 15 marked the last day of the 61st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR taking place in Banjul, The Gambia as the Commission celebrates 30 years…
November 14, 2017

Entramado de complicidades entre empresas y Estado resulta en creciente criminalización de defensores de derechos…

English CIVICUS conversa con Ileana Molo, Presidenta Ejecutiva de la organización Afropanameñ@ Soy e integrante de la Red de Derechos Humanos de Panamá, en…
November 10, 2017

Reimagining democracy: ‘Dutch citizens feel a major disconnect from politics ’

The special theme of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report will be ‘reimagining democracy’. The report will explore how citizens and civil society…
November 09, 2017

India: Democracy threatened by growing attacks on civil society 

According to the policy brief, published by CIVICUS in November 2017, although civil society in India has been playing essential roles ever since the…


Nutrition is political and civil society needs to shape those politics

By Danny Sriskandarajah The two major nutrition meetings - the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement global gathering in Abidjan – held this month were celebrations of the major progress made…

Putting the Pacific on the Map

By Danny Sriskandarajah This year, CIVICUS International Civil Society Week will take place in Fiji, and will allow civil society delegates from around the world to explore the frontlines in the global fight against climate change.  Read…

Can INGOs push back against closing civic space? Only if they change their approach.

By Danny Sriskandarajah Civil society is facing a sustained, multi-faceted, global onslaught. According to the CIVICUS Monitor, fundamental civic freedoms are being severely restricted in an unprecedented number of countries. The operating environment for civil society…

Faces of Open Government - An interview with Danny Sriskandarajah

In his interview with Open Government Partnership (OGP), CIVICUS Secretary General, Danny Sriskandarajah shares insights on broad trends affecting civil society globally and how CIVICUS is responding to these. He also highlights the importance of the “openness revolution" and…

Is it the beginning of the end for the charity sector?

By Danny Sriskandarajah For people of my generation, working for a charity was a noble and realistic goal. With employment in the voluntary sector rising by a third over the last decade (to nearly 3 per…

Unlocking the Right Investment in the Social Sector

Alex Sardar and Teresa Crawford  Chief Innovation Officer at CIVICUS, Alex Sardar and Teresa Crawford from the Social Sector Accelerator explore how using business intelligence tools and technologies to gather and share information on organizations applying…


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