June 29, 2022

Tunisia on the brink: swift action needed to halt democratic erosion

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By David Kode, Advocacy and Campaigns Lead at CIVICUS Tunisia will slide further into authoritarianism if nothing is done by the international community –…
June 29, 2022

Are you a good grassroots ally? Think twice about it

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By Yessenia Soto, Community Engagement Officer on Civil Society Resourcing We are witnessing a widespread recognition of the importance to shift power to local…
June 29, 2022

Five takeaways from the 2022 State of Civil Society Report

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By Mandeep Tiwana, Chief Programmes Officer at CIVICUS 2022 is halfway through. It’s clear this is a year of immense disruption, mayhem and contestation.…
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 29, 2022

India: Halt harassment and release human rights defender Teesta Setalvad

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CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, condemns the recent arrest of Teesta Setalvad and calls on the government of India to stop targeting human…
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 28, 2022

Singapore: Drop investigations and cease harassment against human rights defenders

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Seven (7) human rights organisations urgently call on the Singaporean authorities to drop their criminal investigations of human rights defenders Kirsten Han and Rocky…
June 28, 2022

Ecuador: Human rights at risk as protests are violently repressed

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The use of violence to restrict ongoing protests in Ecuador and the refusal of the government to heed the demands of the protesters further…
June 27, 2022

Civil Society holding the line in contested times: 2022 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report

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Published at the halfway point of 2022, the State of Civil Society Report shines a light on a time of immense upheaval and contestation.…
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 24, 2022

No safety of journalists in the digital age if impunity persists

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Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council  Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Delivered by Nicola Paccamiccio Thank…
June 23, 2022

Brazil: Ensure justice for Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips and act to protect Indigenous rights…

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Portuguese Authorities in Brazil must thoroughly investigate the brutal murders of Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips in the Javari Valley (Amazonas…
June 23, 2022

Egypt: Mohamed El-Baqer: 1000 days of arbitrary detention

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Arabic Human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer must be released immediately and unconditionally, stated 19 human rights organisations. His detention is arbitrary, aimed at punishing…
June 22, 2022

CSOs call for an open, transparent & merit-based process to appoint the next UN High-Commissioner

in Geneva

In an open letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, various civil society organisations urge the Secretary General to find a compelling leader for…
June 22, 2022

India: Joint statement on the deteriorating health of G. N. Saibaba in Nagpur Central Jail

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Seven human rights organisations expressed concerns about the deteriorating health of the activist and Delhi University professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba in Nagpur Central Jail,…
June 21, 2022

European Commission work programme 2023: The need to include the development of a European Civil…

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 CIVICUS joins call to the European Commission for the development of a European Civil Society Strategy Ms Ursula von der Leyen President of the…
June 21, 2022

Zimbabwe: Release abducted activist Obert Masaraure immediately

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CIVICUS calls on the Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release Obert Masaraure, an activist and human rights defender. Obert is the president of the Amalgamated…
June 21, 2022

Philippines: Government must stop judicial harassment against human rights groups

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CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, is alarmed by the ongoing judicial harassment against members of three human rights groups that have been accused…
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 20, 2022

Alarming trends in restrictions to access to resources facing civil society in Asia

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of…
June 20, 2022

Kazakhstan downgraded as civic freedoms deteriorate

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Russian / Русский Failure of authorities to independently and impartially investigate the Bloody January' 2022 protests, when 200 people were killed and thousands injured Widespread…
June 17, 2022

CSOs urge the UN to renew its Expert mandate on sexual orientation & gender identity

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1117 Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) urge the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on violence and discrimination on the basis…
June 16, 2022

The dismantling of Nicaragua’s civil society continues unabated

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue on High Commisioner's oral update on Nicaragua Delivered by Nicola Paccamiccio…
June 16, 2022

Afghanistan: Keep the pressure on the Taliban to create a safer space for women, HRDs,…

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Debate on the High Commissioner’s update on Afghanistan  Delivered by Horia Mosadiq …
June 15, 2022

Now is the time for greater transparency and broader participation

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Annual Report Delivered by Lisa Majumdar We…
June 15, 2022

Call for a resolution to establish an Expert on Human Rights & extension of HC…

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Enhanced Interactive Debate on High Commisioners report on Sudan Delivered by Sibahle Zuma…
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 15, 2022

Myanmar: The root causes of violations against the Rohingya & other minorities cannot be addressed…

in Geneva

Statements at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council CIVICUS and our partner, Burma Human Rights Network delivered two statements on the…
June 15, 2022

Open Letter to ASEAN Defence Ministers

To: H.E. General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Cambodia  His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulahibni Al-Marhum, Minister of…
June 13, 2022

Report of Special Rapporteur on Eritrea shows a deepening human rights crisis

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Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea Delivered…
June 13, 2022

No response to crisis can be effective without the support of a strong, diverse &…

in Geneva

Statement at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Debate on High Commissioner's report on State response to pandemics Delivered by Nicola…
June 13, 2022

Bangladesh: Arbitrary de-registration of prominent human rights group Odhikar another blow to civil society

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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are extremely alarmed by the decision of the government to arbitrarily…
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…