CIVICUS Blog

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…
June 28, 2021

Teenagers my age are dropping out of school to protest

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 Bawi Hnem Sung, Texas, United States of America 17 year old high school student Bawi Hnem Sung is also from the Chin community in…
June 23, 2021

There are no words left to describe the brutality of the Burmese military

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Myra Dahgaypaw, Washington D.C., United States of America Myra Dahgaypaw is the director of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, an organisation that works to raise…
June 14, 2021

3 Reasons Why Relationships are Vital to Expanding Youth Networks

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The Youth Action Team (YAT) and Youth Action Lab at CIVICUS has now had several rounds of calls for candidates to champion youth engagement and civic space. A…
June 09, 2021

21st century activism is complex, persistent and all-pervasive. Governments and businesses will have to reinvent…

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Message from Lysa John, CIVICUS Secretary-General The nature of civic space has changed significantly since the start of the pandemic. The CIVICUS Monitor, which systematically…
June 04, 2021

It is up to you and I to be the pillar for those struggling in…

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 Par Tha Hniang, Texas, United States of America Par Tha Hniang is a youth member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Texas in Lewisville.…
May 01, 2021

Labour activists and unions stepped up to defend workers during the pandemic

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  By Josef Benedict, CIVICUS Monitor Across the globe every year, workers and trade unions gather together on 1 May which is Labour Day…
March 15, 2021

Intimidation, censorship and defamation in the virtual sphere

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In Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died since 2011. Numerous human rights violations have taken place during the Syrian crisis - arbitrary…
March 08, 2021

Building a diverse global team of activist for social transformation: Welcoming the CIVICUS Youth Action…

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We at CIVICUS Youth are very thankful to the Youth Action Team (YAT) 2019-2020, a group of accomplished and inspiring young leaders from all…
February 24, 2021

Strengthening young activists by tagging-in local mentors and standing back

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By CIVICUS youth On the celebration of the International Youth month in August 2020, CIVICUS Youth launched a new mentorship format for the ten…
February 12, 2021

Deepening Roots: How our partners are doing nine months on

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Photo: Projet Jeune Leader By Jack Cornforth, Resilient Roots Coordinator, CIVICUS Towards the end of 2020, we spoke to many of our national partners…
December 23, 2020

2020 to reshape the future of humanity

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By Hafiz Jawad Sohail, Climate Reality Leader and SDGs Advocate from Pakistan 2020 was a year of real superheroes. Never before has there been a…