June 29, 2022

VIETNAM: ‘Failure to address torture of political prisoners should trigger a review of trade deals’

CIVICUS speaks with Kaylee Uland and Jessica Nguyen, co-director and advocacy officer with The 88 Project, about the criminalisation and repression of human rights…
June 28, 2022

CAMBODIA: ‘No free and fair election can take place in the current political environment’

CIVICUS speaks about Cambodia’s communal elections of June 2022 with Lee Chung Lun, Campaign and Advocacy Programme Officer of the Asian Network for Free…
June 26, 2022

SUDAN: ‘We are back to the situation that preceded the revolution’

CIVICUS speaks about Sudan’s situation under military rule with Nazik Kabalo, a woman human rights defender (HRD) from Sudan. Nazik has worked in human…
June 20, 2022

UGANDA: ‘Hate speech against LGBTQI+ people comes from religious, traditional and political leaders’

CIVICUS speaks about the situation of LGBTQI+ rights in Uganda and the ongoing impacts of the British colonial legacy with Opio Sam Leticia, founder…
June 15, 2022

THE GAMBIA: ‘Civil society works to ensure Jammeh and other perpetrators of human rights violations…

CIVICUS speaks about the prospects of The Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh being put on trial with Adama Jallow, National Coordinator of the Gambia…
June 10, 2022

TURKEY: ‘Refugees are the perfect scapegoat in times of crisis’

CIVICUS speaks with Dilan Akbayır, a social worker who works with Syrian refugees, about Turkey’s plan to send refugees back to Syria and the…
June 07, 2022

USA: ‘The Starbucks unionisation campaign has sparked the imagination of workers across the country’

CIVICUS speaks about unionisation efforts at Starbucks with Theresa Haas, director of global strategies of the labour union Workers United. Workers United coordinates the Starbucks…
June 07, 2022

PALESTINE: ‘They label us antisemites or terrorists to silence us and paralyse our human rights…

CIVICUS speaks about civil society’s online activism against repression and oppression in Palestine with Nadim Nashif, executive director and co-founder of 7amleh: The Arab…
June 06, 2022

ZIMBABWE: ‘Society is only starting to open up to the idea of living harmoniously with…

CIVICUS speaks about the situation of LGBTQI+ rights in Zimbabwe and the ongoing impacts of the British colonial legacy with Samuel Matsikure, programmes manager…
June 04, 2022

JAMAICA: ‘Laws that discriminate against LGBTQI+ people send a signal about our place in society’

CIVICUS speaks about the situation of LGBTQI+ rights in Jamaica and the ongoing impacts of the British colonial legacy with Glenroy Murray, Executive Director…
June 03, 2022

NIGERIA: ‘People experience gross rights violations because of their sexual orientation or gender identity’

CIVICUS speaks about the situation of LGBTQI+ rights in Nigeria and the ongoing impacts of the British colonial legacy with Olaide Kayode Timileyin, executive…
June 02, 2022

CUBA: ‘All tactics used by activists have been turned into crimes’

CIVICUS speaks about changes to the Cuban Penal and Family Codes and the government’s reaction to mass protests in 2021 with Marta María Ramírez,…
June 01, 2022

ZIMBABWE: ‘We need CSOs to continue working and defending people’s rights’

CIVICUS speaks about a proposed NGO bill and the threat it represents for Zimbabwean civil society with Ernest Nyimai, the Acting Executive Director of…
May 31, 2022

KENYA: ‘The government has put all the burden of addressing homophobia on civil society’

CIVICUS speaks about the situation of LGBTQI+ rights in Kenya and the ongoing impacts of the British colonial legacy with Stephen Okwany, programme director…
May 30, 2022

SRI LANKA: ‘They arrest us to stop us, silence us and instil fear in others’

CIVICUS speaks with Hejaaz Hizbullah, a human rights defender who was kept in detention for 22 months under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act…
May 27, 2022

BERMUDA: ‘A right that the LGBTQI+ community enjoyed for four years has been stripped away’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent court decision on same-sex marriage in Bermuda with Adrian Hartnett-Beasley, a founding board member of OUTBermuda. OUTBermuda is a…
May 25, 2022

LEBANON: ‘The political youth movement was a major pillar of the opposition to the ruling…

CIVICUS speaks about the recent general election in Lebanon with Marwan Issa, research assistant with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at…
May 23, 2022

LEBANON: ‘This election has brought to the forefront new voices speaking about rights’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent general elections in Lebanon with Lina Abou Habib, director of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at…
May 20, 2022

PHILIPPINES: ‘We fear the democracy those before us fought so hard for will be erased’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent presidential election in the Philippines with Marinel Ubaldo, a young climate activist, co-founder of the Youth Leaders for Environmental…
May 19, 2022

INDONESIA: ‘The Sexual Violence Bill is one step further in claiming the rights of women…

CIVICUS speaks with Nuril Qomariyah, coordinator of Perempuan Bergerak, about the Sexual Violence Bill recently passed in Indonesia and the key roles played by…
May 18, 2022

PANDEMIC TREATY: ‘States hold a shared responsibility to keep the world safe and must be…

CIVICUS speaks with Dame Barbara M Stocking about the need to develop a new pandemic treaty anchored in solidarity, transparency, accountability and equity. Barbara…
May 16, 2022

NIGERIA: ‘The federal government and ASUU at some point made it feel like our education…

CIVICUS speaks with Benedicta Chisom about the current student mobilisation that is calling on Nigeria’s government to respond to teachers’ demands and end the…
May 13, 2022

NIGERIA: ‘The government is more willing to negotiate with terrorists than with striking teachers’

CIVICUS speaks with Olorunfemi Adeyeye about the current student mobilisation that is calling on Nigeria’s government to respond to teachers’ demands and end the…
May 12, 2022

INDIA: ‘We have achieved a historic labour rights win for female Dalit workers’

CIVICUS speaks about a recent labour rights victory in India’s garment industry with Jeeva M, General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Textile and Common…
May 11, 2022

INDIA: ‘Muslim girls are being forced to choose between education and the hijab’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
May 10, 2022

HONDURAS: ‘We must address the roots of the conflict: the handing over of natural resources’

CIVICUS speaks about the criminalisation of environmental, land and territorial defenders in Honduras with Edy Tábora, director of the law firm Justicia para los Pueblos…
May 09, 2022

KENYA: ‘The denial of resources for civic education has been a massive blow for civil…

CIVICUS speaks about the upcoming elections in Kenya with Paul Okumu, head of the Secretariat of the Africa Platform (AP). AP is a pan-African…
May 09, 2022

INDIA: ‘An effective civil society is essential for advancing human rights’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
May 05, 2022

INDIA: ‘The hijab ban is just another tool used by right-wing politicians to remain in…

CIVICUS speaks about the recent ban on the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, in educational institutions in the Indian state of Karnataka…
April 30, 2022

AFGHANISTAN: ‘Our fight for accountability has become a thousand times harder under the Taliban’

CIVICUS speaks with Horia Mosadiq, an Afghan women human rights defender (HRD) and founder of Safety and Risk Mitigation Organization (SRMO). SRMO aims to…
April 29, 2022

UZBEKISTAN: ‘Advocacy for labour and human rights is a marathon, not a sprint’

CIVICUS speaks about the recent civil society victory in eliminating state-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry with Allison Gill, a human rights lawyer…
April 25, 2022

UGANDA: ‘Our government cares only about profit, not people’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…
April 22, 2022

TANZANIA: ‘The government is trying to silence those who are against the pipeline’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…
April 21, 2022

EAST AFRICA: ‘The pipeline project would open up critical ecosystems to commercial oil exploitation’

CIVICUS speaks about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project and its potential impacts on the climate and on the health and livelihoods…