May 26, 2021

Protests prove the power of collective action as states fail pandemic test, says new report

OUT NOW! New State of Civil Society Report looks at where people have mobilised to demand more just, equal & sustainable societies during the…
May 24, 2021

Civil society calls on UN member states to address Israeli attacks against Palestinians

Regional and international civil society organisations from around the world call on United Nations Member States to address the escalating and institutionalised Israeli attacks…
May 19, 2021

Benin downgraded as civic freedoms deteriorate

Judicial persecution of journalists and activists Recent legislative and presidential elections marred by protests, violence and human rights violations. A number of opposition members…
May 04, 2021

Malaysia: Muhyiddin government escalating efforts to silence dissent

  Global civil society alliance CIVICUS is extremely concerned by the escalation of repression of critical voices by the Malaysian authorities in recent weeks.…
April 26, 2021

Freedom Day: more needs to be done to stop killings of LGBTQI+ people in South…

Photo by Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images It has been almost thirty years since Freedom Day was first introduced in South Africa but…
April 15, 2021

Joint Letter to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Egypt

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) celebrates its 30 anniversary, several organisations have written a letter asking the bank to reflect on…
April 09, 2021

Urgent call to release Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja on his 60th Birthday &10th anniversary of his detention

To: United Nations Secretary General and diplomatic Missions United Nations Special Rapporteurs/Targeted Governments (to be amended based on recipient) Re: Urgent call to release…
April 08, 2021

Philippines: Halt judicial harassment and investigate killing of activists

Hon. Menardo Guevarra Secretary, Department of Justice Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000   Dear Secretary Guevarra, RE:  Halt judicial harassment and investigate…