CIVICUS Blog

October 11, 2019

Why do we need to #RewriteHerStory?

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Female leaders in 2018 top films were 4 times more likely to be shown in revealing clothing. Did you notice? This is one of…
October 10, 2019

Human Rights Council Elections 2019

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In October 2019, in New York, the UN General Assembly will elect 14 new members of the 47-member State Human Rights Council. Two of…
September 10, 2019

Enabling Members to Truly Drive the CIVICUS Alliance

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By Belen Giaquinta and Merle Rutz As a World Alliance, CIVICUS holds, in its essence and identity, the principles of “people power” and democratic…
August 15, 2019

More just resourcing, more inclusive workplaces!

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Secretary General’s Update (July 2019) July has been an incredibly exciting month and I’m excited to share key headlines from our work in this…
July 30, 2019

State supported anti-rights groups gaining ground

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By Andrew Firmin & Sylvia Mbataru Human rights have always been contested, and groups that attack human rights are nothing new. But what is…
July 23, 2019

CIVICUS en RightsCon2019!

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Por Marianna Belalba Barreto y Belén Giaquinta Todxs aquellos interesados en la interfaz entre derechos humanos y la tecnología sabrán que el mes pasado…
July 18, 2019

Lack of funding slowing down young African changemakers

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This article is part of the #StoriesOfResilience series, coordinated by CIVICUS to feature groups and activists on their journey to promote better resourcing practices for civil society…
July 09, 2019

The CIVICUS Diversity and Inclusion journey

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Spanish | French Diversity and Inclusion has become a hot topic within civil society in recent years which has prompted the sector to take a…
July 09, 2019

AGNA: Sharing Lessons Globally to Scale up Domestic Impact

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By Jimm Chick Fomunjong, Head, Knowledge Management Unit, WACSI Civil society organisations (CSOs) across the globe thrive on the implementation of best practices. Some…
July 04, 2019

Why we need more women leaders in civil society worldwide

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By Helene Wolf, Chair, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders Half of the delegates at CIVICUS’ International Civil Society Week (April, Belgrade) were women. This…
July 02, 2019

SG Update: For May-June 2019

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Dear members & friends of CIVICUS, The past weeks have been a busy but exciting time for a number of our networks and initiatives!…
June 28, 2019

Key Lessons from Testing Non-Traditional Development Approaches in Malawi

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By Dinah Sandoval & Alexis Banks, Root Change This article is part of the #StoriesOfResilience series, coordinated by CIVICUS to feature groups and activists on their journey…
June 27, 2019

Webinar: “How to Resource Youth-Led Movements in the 21st Century”

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Did you know that most youth-led groups and movements operate with an annual budget of less than 10,000 USD? It´s known that young people…
June 05, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Clément Voule meets with civil…

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  More than 80 representatives of civil society organisations, community leaders and academics met in Johannesburg on 30-31 May and on 3 June with the UN…
May 23, 2019

ICSW 2019, New Board, Opportunities: Updates from Lysa John, CIVICUS SG

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  FRENCH For those of us who were in Belgrade a few weeks ago, it is hard to think of April as anything but…
May 22, 2019

How ICSW empowered me to become a better activist

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By Augustine Macarthy, Sierra Leone Last month, I had the opportunity to attend International Civil Society Week 2019 (ICSW). It was a turning point…
May 22, 2019

Webinar: Youth for Diversity

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On 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we will hosted a Youth for Diversity webinar under the theme…
May 21, 2019

Why don’t we get a say at the UN?

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By Caroline Vernaillen, Democracy International When it comes to global issues, citizens have to trust that their governments will do their bidding. But what…