CIVICUS Blog

December 13, 2022

Looking ahead: Expanding our efforts to protect civic space

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A message from Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS Dear CIVICUS members and allies, We were excited to host the CIVICUS Board and representatives from…
November 30, 2022

Women activists are standing up against the assault of the Taliban on rights and freedoms

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Horia Mosadiq, is an Afghan women human rights defender (HRD) and founder of Safety and Risk Mitigation Organization (SRMO) and a CIVICUS member. SRMO…
November 07, 2022

What can we learn from Brazil’s election?

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By Ana Addobbati, CIVICUS Board Member and Feminist Activist Photo credit: Andressa Anholete / Getty Images   Brazil has one of the largest democratic populations in…
October 27, 2022

Safety & Cyber Security: 8 Tips for Civil Society Digital Defense

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The month of October is officially declared as CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth, and the digital age has ushered in a new era of human rights activism, journalism,…
October 27, 2022

Supporting grassroots groups better through shifts in resourcing and practices

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By Nosibabalwe Socikwa, Membership and Network Intern. Having worked in the human rights and social justice space, I have realised the impact of grassroots…
October 13, 2022

CIVICUS At UNGA77: Key Highlights & Takeaways

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A message from Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS  Dear CIVICUS members and allies,  For the first time in three years, this September, the United…
August 25, 2022

CIVICUS' New Strategic Period: A Time to Actively Engage Members and Allies

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A message from Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS Dear CIVICUS members and allies, On July 1st, we marked the beginning of a new strategy…
August 17, 2022

Dialogue to Protect Young People in Civic Space

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The UN High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace-Processes
July 22, 2022

Stronger Together: Strengthening the Dynamic Accountability Community of Practice

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Summary of our consultation and the way forward Full consultation report The Dynamic Accountability Community of Practice (DACoP) is a joint initiative by Restless Development, CIVICUS,…
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…