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April 25, 2018

Bangladesh: Open Letter to Prime Minister about controversial digital security bill

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Conditions for human rights defenders and journalists in Bangladesh are dire, and appear to be worsening according to the CIVICUS Monitor. A declining respect…
April 23, 2018

Maldives: One year later, no justice for Yameen Rasheed

On the anniversary of the killing of the popular Maldivian blogger and social media personality, Yameen Rasheed, Amnesty International and CIVICUS call on the…
April 20, 2018

Through Arts and Imagination: 2018 Youth Day Celebration - in search of silenced voices

Youth Arts Contest Seeks Out Silenced Voices to Reimagine Democracy Johannesburg, 18 April 2018 - What kind of country would South Africa be today…
April 19, 2018

European States and US must take measures to protect Egyptian human rights defenders, both home…

The undersigned civil society organisations express their outrage at the latest death threats targeting the Director of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS),…
April 18, 2018

Somaliland poet’s three-year prison sentence a shameful attack on free expression

The three-year conviction of Somaliland poet and peace activist Nacima Abwaan Qorane this week highlights the increasingly repressive environment in Somaliland for peaceful expression,…
April 17, 2018

Syria’s CSO sector and population buckle under humanitarian crisis

Following the chemical attack in Syria and the subsequent airstrikes on Syria by the United States, United Kingdom and France, CIVICUS interviews a representative…

OPINION PIECES

Human rights at risk for ASEAN citizens

By Ichal Supriadi (Asia Democracy Network) and Josef Benedict (CIVICUS) As the 10 heads of state from ASEAN gather for the group’s latest summit in Singapore this week to discuss security, trade, and tensions in the South…

Why we need a digital Geneva Convention

By Danny Sriskandarajah As Western governments look for ways to punish Russia for its brazen attacks abroad, one idea that has been getting a lot of media attention is the possibility of state-sponsored cyberattacks on Russia.…

The Commonwealth's 2.4 billion citizens — what are their rights?

By Cathal Gilbert and Trinanjan Radhakrishnan There has been a lot of talk of shared values ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in London from 16th to 20th April.…

Civil Society, Resolute Resistance and Renewed Purpose

By Mandeep Tiwana Each year, CIVICUS publishes the State of Civil Society Report, which chronicles major global developments and key trends impacting civil society. The report draws from interviews with civil society leaders at the forefront…

International NGOs should ensure women are at the centre of daily operations

By Mouna Ben Garga (CIVICUS) and Ngozi Izuora (Innovation for Change- Hub Afrique) Many states are known for their strategy to exploit women’s rights for political purposes. But, the international community practices are not that different either–not…

The aid sector must enforce standards, rebuild trust to survive abuse scandals

By Anabel Cruz, Chair of the Board of CIVICUS Critics are using the recent scandals to delegitimise aid and humanitarian efforts. We, in civil society, must all be prepared to have this debate - seriously and…
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