January 31, 2023

Myanmar: Attacks on civic space continue unabated in the second year of the illegal coup

Two years ago, on 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military junta seized power in an illegal coup. The junta arrested the civilian leaders of…
December 22, 2022

New report looks at the state of civic freedoms in Chile

In October 2019, student protests in Santiago over a public transport price increase gave rise to a mass, nationwide display of discontent over social…
December 22, 2022

New report looks at the state of civic freedoms in the United States

In December 2020, the USA’s civic space rating was downgraded from narrowed to obstructed by the CIVICUS Monitor, signalling significant increased restrictions on the…
December 08, 2022

Global Assessment on Protest Rights 2022

Protesters detained in over 90 countries from the past year finds new global report Demonstrations in over 130 countries Protest restrictions occurred in authoritarian…
November 14, 2022

New report looks at the state of civic freedoms in Latvia

CIVICUS has produced a new research brief on the state of civic freedoms in Latvia. Freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression are guaranteed in…
November 14, 2022

New report documents restrictions to civic freedoms in Morocco

CIVICUS has produced a new research brief on the state of civic freedoms in Morocco. Freedom of expression is strictly limited and those who…
November 14, 2022

New Research brief on Uzbekistan documents ongoing violations to civic freedoms

CIVICUS has produced a new research brief on the state of civic freedoms in Uzbekistan. Despite much-publicised steps by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to improve…
November 03, 2022

Recommendations for advancing climate justice through increased recognition & protection of land & environmental defenders

As the climate crisis worsens, so does the violence against those protecting our environment, including climate-critical forests. To achieve real climate justice, we need…
October 18, 2022

New Research brief on Sudan documents ongoing violations in the aftermath of the Coup

Killings, torture, and arrests of pro-government protesters Women activists and protesters targeted through sexual violence  Journalists detained and media outlets raided  Since the October…
October 07, 2022

Philippines: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on the deterioration of civic space 

CIVICUS has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the state of civic space in Philippines ahead of its review of…
September 30, 2022

Palestine: New Research brief documents escalation of attacks on civic freedoms

ARABIC Civic freedoms in Palestine continue to deteriorate with an escalation of attacks on civil society organisations, journalists and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) by…
September 19, 2022

Cambodia: New brief highlights lack of tangible improvements around civic space

As the state of civic space in Cambodia continues to regress, CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, calls on the authorities to halt its…
September 05, 2022

Belarus: Overview of recent restrictions to civic freedoms

Authorities increasingly categorise civil society personnel and groups as extremist, in a bid to invalidate and criminalise their work, and subject them to prosecution…
August 25, 2022

South Sudan: Overview of recent restrictions to civic freedoms

Civil society groups criminalised Protests systematically repressed by authorities National Security Service (NSS) officials on the spot for systematic harassment Blatant attacks on journalists…
August 12, 2022

Afghanistan: The Taliban's assault on rights, a year on from its takeover

Report highlights assault on civic space by the Taliban and need for more action from the international community On 15 August 2021, the Taliban seized…
August 03, 2022

Kenya: Stop restrictions on civic freedoms ahead of national elections, says new report

Excessive force used against protesters Twitter accounts shut down over calls to lower prices of food & basic commodities Attacks on freedom of speech…
July 02, 2022

Hong Kong: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on the deterioration of civic space

CIVICUS has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the state of civic space in Hong Kong ahead of its review…
April 12, 2022

Hungary: Orbán and Fidesz party election victory spells further concerns for civic freedoms 

‘Biased and unbalanced news coverage’ during election favouring the ruling party Civil society face orchestrated smear campaigns  Government passes decree which bans independent journalists…