CIVICUS Blog

April 15, 2019

Collaboration as currency, key to stop FGM in 5 communities in Nigeria

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We are happy to start a new edition of #StoriesOfResilience, which will feature several civil society groups and activists on their journey to creatively…
April 09, 2019

As India goes to to the polls, will the people vote against the ‘politics of…

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  By Alina Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) In just under a week, the world’s largest democracy, India, will vote to elect and…
April 08, 2019

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

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  By Soulayma Mardam Bey and Jack Cornforth, CIVICUS In recent years, “Resilience” has made its way into international development’s buzzword bingo board. Yet…
March 28, 2019

"Stubbornly optimistic": Reflections from Lysa John, CIVICUS SG

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FRANÇAIS It has been a little over 60 days since I took on my new role with CIVICUS and the question I get asked…
February 18, 2019

“La inclusión es una ilusión”

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English | French  Ochoa Ayala, Fundación 11:11, México ¿A quién no le gusta sentir que pertenece a un lugar, comunidad, espacio, algo? El sentido de pertenencia…
February 18, 2019

Decluttering Diversity and Inclusion

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French | Spanish By Jose Maria “Lloyd” Nunag, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and CIVICUS member from the Philippines ‘What does Diversity and…
February 18, 2019

CIVICUS GLE Testimonial: Building communities for inclusive action

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French | Spanish by Vandita Morarka, One Future Collective, India I was a participant at the Global Learning Exchange and the ensuing AGM held by CIVICUS…
February 13, 2019

Remise en question des structures verticales de prise de décisions dans le secteur des Organisations…

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Par Gaetan Mertens (Accountability Lab) et Resilient Roots (CIVICUS) Resilient Roots est une initiative de CIVICUS, menée en partenariat avec Keystone Accountability et Accountable…
February 07, 2019

Sketching Dreams Together

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Reflections From CIVICUS’ Youth Co-Design Workshop In Montevideo By Gioel Gioacchino In December, as part of my work researching the resourcing landscape for youth-led civil…
January 23, 2019

Inspired and Challenged: Message from Lysa John, CIVICUS SG

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French  As I write this, I am heading into my second week as Secretary-General of CIVICUS – and each day has been an opportunity…
December 20, 2018

CIVICUS’ AGM comes to a close with an approved Annual Report and Solidarity Fund!

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Spanish | French  In December 2018, CIVICUS members from all over the world gather in Montevideo, Uruguay, to attend a multiplicity of convenings. This…
December 20, 2018

Going forward hopeful: Reflections and farewell from outgoing SG of CIVICUS

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Spanish | French  As my time at CIVICUS draws to a close, I wanted to say a proper farewell to those who matter most…
December 11, 2018

Climate change as a matter of peace

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By Flávia Bellaguarda, Co-Founder and COO, Youth Climate Leaders The Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) was honored to be selected to attend the first edition…
December 10, 2018

Civil society is blurring? Let’s remember our whys and get creative!

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Reflection from “Money, Culture and Change” - a participatory action research process on the sustainability of youth-led civil society organisations (CSOs) in Medellin, Colombia.…
December 03, 2018

Disability inclusion benefits us all

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by Lieke Scheewe, policy advisor & coordinator at DCDD Today is World Disability Day – a great day to celebrate the value of human…
November 28, 2018

What if ‘bottom-up’ wasn’t the answer?

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By Marina Cherbonnier, CIVICUS membership engagement specialist As I was walking around the stands, agoras and meet-ups of the very interactive and lively first…
November 08, 2018

Thinking about how to measure your organisation’s accountability?

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...then read on, because this blog post is for you! by Belén Giaquinta (CIVICUS) The Resilient Roots Accountability Initiative is working with 15 partners…
November 02, 2018

Global Citizenship Education as a Sustainable Development course: My first class

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By Claudia Cassoma, writer, student in special education and teaching and CIVICUS member Considering Sustainable Development as the program of study, the major, perhaps…