CIVICUS Blog

June 16, 2022

Every single person is a potential activist today 

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Civil society actors and leaders from around the world gathered from 30 May to 3 June 2022 at the World Justice Forum in The…
May 11, 2022

What does accountability mean to youth-led initiatives?

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For the past three months, CIVICUS’ Resilient Roots project and Youth Action team have engaged youth-led initiatives to explore how they understand and practice…
March 22, 2022

A strategy that sets out to mend broken systems

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Secretary-General Update: March 2022 We are pleased to report on the adoption of a revised strategic plan for the period 2022 to 2027. The…
February 28, 2022

Human rights must be on the agenda ahead of presidential elections in South Korea

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By Soo Suh, Program Manager at the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and Josef Benedict, Asia Pacific Researcher for the CIVICUS Monitor Photo Credit: Jung…
January 31, 2022

Four Practices to Strengthen Youth Activism

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2021 Reflections By Elisa Novoa, Enhle Khumalo and Leonardo Párraga   Thanks to the richness and power that the CIVICUS Youth communities hold, the CIVICUS…
January 11, 2022

How Accountable are CIVICUS’ Resourcing Practices?

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At CIVICUS, redistributing funds to our members and partners is a crucial way in which we work towards the alliance's strategic goals. This new…
December 13, 2021

Solidarity in the face of adversity

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Message from Lysa John, CIVICUS Secretary-General Dear CIVICUS members and allies, Another year is now drawing to a close. 2021 began with a glimmer…
November 24, 2021

Take Action: 16 campaigns tackling women’s rights and gender inequality

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Across the world, brave and resolute women rights defenders are taking action on everything from advocating for equality, access, and justice, to standing up…
November 09, 2021

Our right to protest will determine the freedoms of future generations

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Secretary-General Update: October 2021 In 2020, the Human Rights Committee published its interpretation of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in its General…
October 21, 2021

In their own words: How youth-led initiatives practice constituent accountability

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Youth leaders from India and South Africa share how they have been practicing accountability to the individuals, communities and groups that their work serves…
September 30, 2021

Uganda: Over 50 civil society groups and human rights watchdogs illegally suspended

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Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn, Human Rights Lawyer and Gender Equality Advocate Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn is a human rights lawyer and Penn Kemble Fellow at the National…
September 17, 2021

Grassroots action & the right to protest: here’s a look at our annual priorities

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Secretary-General Update: August 2021 In June this year, we presented the CIVICUS Board with our annual plan for 2021/22. The plan reflects lessons we…
August 06, 2021

Standing up Against Gender-based Violence

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Hello! I am Mohaiminul Raqib and I am a citizen of Bangladesh. I started my journey of becoming an activist and development worker in…
August 06, 2021

Scenario planning for agile strategic alignment

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By Tamryn Lee Fourie, Jerusha Govender and Khotso Tsotsotso For CIVICUS, and civil society as a whole, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically shifted the way…
July 15, 2021

The relationship between civic space restrictions and soaring inequality needs our urgent attention

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Message from Lysa John, CIVICUS Secretary-General In May this year, we published the 10th edition of the annual State of Civil Society report. In…
July 01, 2021

We need help from the international community

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Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, Switzerland Wai Hnin Pwint Thon is a Senior Advocacy Officer at Burma Campaign UK based in Geneva, Switzerland. She has…
June 30, 2021

The coup in Myanmar spurred me to action

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 Supyae Yadanar, Dublin, Ireland  Supyae Yadanar was born and raised in Yangon and is currently studying medicine at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. She…
June 29, 2021

The coup is a catastrophe for our motherland

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Thant Tun, Manchester, United Kingdom  Thant Tun has been involved in the struggle for democracy in Myanmar since birth. She grew up in the…