Join a global alliance empowering civil society

Together we are stronger

When we join forces in our diversity, we build meaningful momentum to tackle challenges facing humanity. This is what drives CIVICUS.

When you become a CIVICUS member, you join a global community of organisations and individuals committed to protecting civic space and empowering people to freely express, organise, and take action to build a more just, equal and sustainable world.

Together, we are a growing community of 4,000+ members from 175 countries. We strengthen collective action across the world and across rights-based sectors (like gender equality, health, environment and education). We work together to tackle urgent global and local issues and support those striving to address them.


What happens when you become a CIVICUS member?

As a CIVICUS member, you connect and work with like-minded civil society actors to advance participatory democracy and strengthen the freedoms of assembly, association and expression (what we call ‘civic space’).

CIVICUS engagement opportunities and spaces enable you to build your network, exchange information and engage meaningfully with members, partners and allies working on similar themes, challenges or geographic areas. Becoming a member connects you to a global network and lets you bring your issues into global spaces. Visit the Members in Action page to learn more about how we work together.

There are two types of CIVICUS memberships: a voting membership and a free associate membership.

Voting Members

This is for those who want to commit to shaping CIVICUS’ structure and governance to achieve our common goal as a global alliance. Members input to CIVICUS strategic directions, they have voting rights and other opportunities to engage (like taking part in discussions with the UN, getting the chance to participate into special working groups, events and trainings, among others). This is a renewable, verified, fee-based category.

Associate Members

This is a free, lifetime membership for those who are interested in and committed to civil society. Associate members stay up-to-date on civil society issues and actors making a difference, all around the world. We also share member engagement opportunities with associate members regularly.

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Please, make sure you review the CIVICUS Membership Policy (which includes the fee waiver policy) and read the brief Code of Conduct. Membership Policy also available in: Español | Français