CIVICUS Blog

October 12, 2018

What “Global Citizenship” means to you - if anything

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Marina Cherbonnier, CIVICUS membership engagement specialist and Bridge 47 steering group member. Do you consider yourself as a citizen of the world? Alternatively, do…
October 02, 2018

Resilience in times of shrinking civic space: How Resilient Roots organisations are attempting to strengthen…

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Soulayma Mardam Bey (CIVICUS) and Isabelle Büchner (Accountable Now) The systematic crackdown on peaceful protests and demonstrations across the world has shaped our understanding…
September 28, 2018

Ganar espacio desde la raíz

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Escrito por Analía Bettoni – Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo En su reciente artículo The revolution will not be televised: Can NGOs learn to…
September 27, 2018

Every Voice Counts: UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders

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By Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect Many children want to defend their…
September 06, 2018

The world has changed; why haven’t we?

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French | Spanish The world has changed dramatically since the turn of the century.  Selfies, smart phones, and instant communication are the norm across…
September 06, 2018

Resilient Roots: Debunking the Myths around Primary Constituent Accountability

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By Isabelle Büchner (Accountable Now) and Laurence Prinz (Keystone Accountability) When you are passionate about something and join others to work on it collectively,…
August 29, 2018

General Operating Support for Local Organizations Represented Just 1% of International Giving by U.S. Foundations…

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By Lauren Bradford and Inga Ingulfsen  From 2011 to 2015 U.S. foundations awarded a total of 35.4 billion dollars for organizations or programs based…
August 27, 2018

Faire partie de CIVICUS nous a permis de défendre les droits des prisonniers au Burundi

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English | Spanish   A l’occasion des 25 ans de CIVICUS, SABUSHIMIKE Mamert, Président de l'Association des Amis de la Nature (AAN) et chargé de…
August 24, 2018

Construyendo juntos un mejor entorno habilitante para todas las organizaciones sociales en el mundo

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English | French  Con motivo de los 25 años de CIVICUS, RACI: la Red Argentina de Cooperación Internacional queremos, explica de qué manera el…
August 16, 2018

Does greater accountability mean greater resilience? Findings from our research so far

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By Kingsley Orievulu and Jack Cornforth When ActionAid Uganda faced attacks from the government for their work, including freezing the organisation’s bank account, unrelenting…
August 09, 2018

Asia home to largest number of indigenous peoples: Activists building a movement in face of…

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By Josef Benedict, Civic Space Research Officer The 9th of August, marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. The day is commemorated in…
August 06, 2018

Partnerships for sustainability

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By Siok Sian Pek-Dorji, from Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy and CIVICUS member delegate to the EC Partnership Forum 2018. The energy was…
August 03, 2018

Have your say: Feedback channels to hold us to account

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By Tamryn Lee Fourie CIVICUS exists to defend people power. With a growing alliance of over 4000 members in 175 countries, we believe that…
August 02, 2018

Local NGOs joining the “Giants”’ Table

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By Lusanda Magwape, from Dream Factory Foundation, South Africa, and CIVICUS delegation’s member at the EC Partnership Forum 2018. When I received the email…
July 26, 2018

Desde Perú a Bélgica, juntos somos más Fuertes

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English  Por Jorge Vallejo, de la Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes por la Democracia, Peru, y miembro de la delegación de CIVICUS al foro de…
July 24, 2018

The Echo of

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By Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova, from Project 189, Kuwait and CIVICUS member delegate to the EC Partnership Forum 2018. Let’s make sure that the echoes…
July 23, 2018

Digitaalinen turvallisuus kuuluu kaikille

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English Auli Starck, Kepa, Suomi, CIVICUS-jäsenjärjestö GDPR-viestit, uutiset Facebookin tietoturvaongelmista ja sähköpostin tietojenkalasteluviesteiltä. Oman yksityisyyden suojaaminen on digitalisaation myötä yhä olennaisempaa myös kansalaisjärjestöille. Mutta miten…
July 12, 2018

10 Young Activists using Art to Create Change

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Politics and art have always been deeply connected. Art has always been used to challenge the status quo and empower silenced voices. From Banksy’s…