October 13, 2020

Civil and political rights are backsliding in West Africa ahead of elections

There has been a rapid decline in civic freedoms and democratic norms in Francophone West Africa with ruling presidents evading term limits and muzzling…
October 01, 2020

Feminist movements and the Beijing Vision: Organising, resisting, advocating.

The year 2020 marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA), heralded as the most progressive blueprint in…
September 22, 2020

India: Report highlights ongoing misuse of restrictive laws during pandemic to keep activists behind bars

Report highlights judicial harassment of activists, targeting of journalists and crackdown on protesters  Modi government has continued to use state resources to sustain its…
July 10, 2020

Threats to civil society’s HIV and AIDS progress have lessons for COVID-19 response

Activism and AIDS: Together with @frontlineaids & @Aidsfonds_intl, new research examines the risks and restrictions facing civil society in the fight to end the…
June 09, 2020

Bangladesh: Two years on, impunity for attacks against student protesters

Two years since student protest movements mobilised in Bangladesh, there is still no accountability for human rights violations against protesters. ‘Crushing Student Protests,’ a…
May 04, 2020

Civic Freedoms and the COVID19 Pandemic: A snapshot of restrictions

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The spread of the pandemic, and the response of…
December 04, 2019

Global Monitor Report: Twice as many people live in repressed countries compared to a year…

Findings based on data released today by the CIVICUS Monitor, a global research collaboration which rates and tracks respect for fundamental freedoms in 196…
November 19, 2019

New paper on the restrictions facing climate change activists

Environmental activism is dangerous and too often deadly, and may worsen as the growing climate crisis fuels divides over access to natural resources Millions…
July 26, 2019

Shifting the Power to Grassroots Movements

The question of how grassroots groups and activists based in the global south can mobilise adequate support to overcome the growing ecological, social, political…
June 04, 2019

Silence Does Not Mean Consent: The Dire State of Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea

Located in the west of Central Africa between Cameroon and Gabon, and with a population of less than a million people, Equatorial Guinea is…
March 15, 2019

In Defence of Humanity: Women Human Rights Defenders and the struggle against silencing

In recent years, combined with existing threats, the rise of right-wing and nationalist populism across the world has led to an increasing number of…
November 27, 2018

New Report: 6 in 10 countries now seriously repressing civic freedoms

Espanol | Francais Findings based on data released today by the CIVICUS Monitor a global research collaboration which rates and tracks the respect for fundamental…
October 15, 2018

New Paper: Regulating Political Activity of Civil Society -- A look at 4 EU countries

A comparative analysis of regulation of civil society organisations’ ‘political activity’ and international funding in Ireland, Netherlands, Germany and Finland. Written by CIVICUS, Irish Council for Civil Liberties,…
April 27, 2018

Repression in Paradise: Assault on fundamental freedoms in the Maldives

Repression in Paradise: Assault on fundamental freedoms in the #Maldives. New report on #MaldivesInCrisis https://t.co/LTkQWELRUr pic.twitter.com/5whBOItY2X — CIVICUS (@CIVICUSalliance) April 30, 2018 The Maldives,…
November 09, 2017

India: Democracy threatened by growing attacks on civil society 

According to the policy brief, published by CIVICUS in November 2017, although civil society in India has been playing essential roles ever since the…
October 04, 2017

People Power Under Attack

CIVICUS Monitor Ratings Update October 2017 Updated ratings from the CIVICUS Monitor, released 4 October 2017, provide further evidence that the space for civil…
September 20, 2017

Peers and Partners: Empowering Children to take Civic Action

While threats against civic space are well documented around the world, little is said on how civic space trends are being experienced by children,…
August 11, 2017

Report: Civil Society Rights and the Extractive Industries

People’s rights to organise, speak out and take action are being extensively violated in a large number of member countries of the Extractive Industries…