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…
June 21, 2017

New Report: Civic Space in the Americas

People’s rights to organise, speak out and take action are being extensively violated in a large number of countries in the Americas. This is…
April 25, 2017

Keeping up the pressure: enhancing the sustainability of protest movements

The report explores key factors that contribute to or undermine the sustainability of contemporary protest movements. The research examines these issues in three countries:…
April 04, 2017

People power under attack: findings from the CIVICUS Monitor

According to new findings from the CIVICUS Monitor, just three percent of  people live in countries where space for civic activism - or civic…
February 23, 2017

Addressing Civic Space Restrictions in Uganda: What Role for the UPR?

This policy action brief, prepared by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), examines a range of…
December 21, 2016

BRIEF REPORT: WIDENING SPACE BY YOUNG HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

  On 21 November 2016, CIVICUS together with Amnesty  International, Defence  for  Children  International,  KidsRights and World Vision convened a side event- Widening Space…
December 13, 2016

THREATS TO CIVIC SPACE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

If citizens are to have strong opportunities to take part in the making of decisions that affect their lives, there needs to be space…
December 03, 2016

Against all odds: The perils of fighting for natural resource

Many countries worldwide rely on the exploitation of natural resources as an important source of economic activity and public income. Yet when people in…
October 27, 2016

CIVICUS Monitor Findings Report

Data from the CIVICUS Monitor shows that 3.2 billion people live in countries where civic space (which is made up by the freedoms of…
October 26, 2016

Civic Space in Europe Survey

Recent  years  have  witnessed  increased  challenges  to  the  core  democratic  values  upheld  in  many  parts  of  the  world,  protest  movements  have  gathered  in  many…
July 06, 2016

Burundi on a Downward Spiral: Prevalence of Violence and Impunity

The current crisis in Burundi has given rise to the worst violations of human rights since the country’s brutal civil war of 1993 to…
June 20, 2016

Core Civil Society Rights Violated in 109 Countries - Civil Society Watch Report

The latest CIVICUS monitoring shows that in 2015 one or more of the core civil society freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly were…
June 13, 2016

CIVICUS Civil Society Watch Report 2016 - Map

  CIVICUS Civil Society Watch Report 2016 Countries which significantly violated fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly or expression in 2015 are highlighted in…
April 21, 2016

PAPER: SOUTHERN PHILANTHROPY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

In this discussion paper, based on interviews with 12 innovative foundations based in the global south, CIVICUS examines the question of how philanthropists in…
September 10, 2015

Enhancing the Effectiveness of the UN Universal Periodic Review: Civil Society Perspective

In a new report released today, “Enhancing the effectiveness of the UN Universal Periodic Review: A civil society perspective,” CIVICUS examines the experiences of…
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