December 06, 2018

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR: ‘Counter-terrorism is devouring international law’

CIVICUS speaks to Agnes Callamard, United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, about her latest report, Saving lives is not a…
December 05, 2018

HAITI: The conditions for democracy are not being met

French Following the publication of our report, ‘Democracy for All: Beyond a Crisis of Imagination’, we continue to interview civil society activists and leaders…
November 19, 2018

PAKISTAN: ‘Democratic forces have become weak due to prolonged military regimes’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
November 08, 2018

FIJI: ‘In a democracy, the power of the people doesn’t begin and end at the…

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
October 08, 2018

Burundi bans international NGOs

Burundi’s National Council for Security in September announced a blanket 3-month ban on international NGOs. CIVICUS speaks to a human rights defender who asked…
October 08, 2018

VENEZUELA: ‘Venezuelans are not emigrating in search for better opportunities, but to save their lives’

CIVICUS speaks to Alicia Pantoja, co-founder of Manos Veneguayas. Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Manos Veneguayas is a civil society organisation (CSO) run by Venezuelans…
October 04, 2018

SOUTH KOREA: ‘Achieving victory by our own hands'

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
September 25, 2018

NICARAGUA: ‘The protests expressed an articulated demand for genuine democracy, based on respect for the…

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and specialists about their work…
September 18, 2018

SWEDEN: ‘Swedish civil society needs to defend democracy at the grassroots level on a daily…

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
September 14, 2018

CIVIL SOCIETY ACCOUNTABILITY: ‘As civic space is under attack, building trust in civil society is…

Español As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and specialists about their…
September 13, 2018

THE MALDIVES: ‘Civic space is practically nonexistent now’

CIVICUS speaks to Shahindha Ismail, Executive Director of the Maldivian Democracy Network, about the ongoing crackdown on dissent and the upcoming presidential elections in…
September 12, 2018

BINDING TREATY: ‘It's not a silver bullet, but it will be a step forward in…

Spanish  As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists, leaders and specialists about their…
September 06, 2018

Tanzania: ‘People can’t say what they want to say’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
September 05, 2018

SLOVENIA: ‘A fragmented political reality’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
September 04, 2018

LATVIA: ‘Faced with hatred, we focus on delivering a human rights message’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
August 29, 2018

South Sudan: ‘Our current regime is democratic only on paper, not in practice’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
August 28, 2018

West Papua, Indonesia: Failure to implement human rights protections in law contributes to violations

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
August 17, 2018

‘People are eager to use any opportunities at hand to influence decision-making’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
August 16, 2018

RDC : ‘Il faudrait une plus grande implication de la société civile internationale pour mieux…

English Dans le cadre de notre rapport de 2018 sur le thème ‘réinventer la démocratie’, nous parlons et échangeons avec des activistes et des…
August 15, 2018

France : ‘Il faut relier les organisations plus traditionnelles des droits humains avec celles issues…

English  Dans le cadre de notre rapport de 2018 sur le thème de « Réinventer la démocratie », nous parlons et échangeons avec des…
August 14, 2018

MÉXICO: ‘Buscamos incidir en las políticas públicas del próximo gobierno para contribuir a solucionar los…

English En el marco de nuestro informe temático 2018 sobre “Reimaginar la Democracia”, estamos dialogando con líderes, activistas y especialistas de la sociedad civil…
August 13, 2018

EGYPT: ‘The security-first approach is not working’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
August 03, 2018

‘Democracy dies when no one works at keeping it alive’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders and their allies about…
August 02, 2018

IRAN: Political humour as a tool against authoritarian regimes

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
August 01, 2018

‘Democracy is a struggle that never ends’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
July 31, 2018

‘Most of what you hear is noise and government propaganda’

  As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work…
July 30, 2018

‘What is underway is the promotion of an unequal society’

As part of our 2018 report on the theme of reimagining democracy, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about their work to…
July 24, 2018

‘We are increasingly seeing the dark side of civil society’

  Ahead of the publication of the 2018 report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists and leaders about…
July 23, 2018

‘Civil society needs a compelling counter-narrative’

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
July 18, 2018

Des citoyen(ne)s responsables peuvent devenir des sentinelles de la démocratie

English En vue de la publication du Rapport sur l'état de la société civile 2018 sur le thème de « Réinventer la démocratie »,…
July 17, 2018

‘We are an activist group that seeks to restore faith in democracy’

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
July 13, 2018

‘People have power, even if they don’t usually feel like they do’

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
July 10, 2018

‘Cuando los migrantes son ciudadanos de segunda, se degrada la democracia’

English En vistas de la publicación del Informe 2018 sobre el Estado de la Sociedad Civil, que girará en torno del tema “Reimaginar la…
June 27, 2018

‘#MeToo is a feminist movement and feminism perfects democracy’

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘reimagining democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…
June 14, 2018

‘Democracy is not failing the American people - politicians are’

Ahead of the publication of the 2018 State of Civil Society Report on the theme of ‘Reimagining Democracy’, we are interviewing civil society activists…