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News CIVICUS 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

SPEAK! out, together

Launched in July and culminating in three days of action in September 2017, SPEAK! is a global campaign to help give a voice to everyone, everywhere.  Our voices are unique: like a fingerprint, they reveal our identity. Our voices …

News CIVICUS 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

What is the state of civic space in your country?

CIVICUS has developed a new tool to monitor fundamental freedoms in all UN member states. It shows some alarming trends. Across the world, fundamental civic freedoms are being undermined and abused. In Hungary, the ruling …

News CIVICUS 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

CIVICUS: Against all odds: the perils of fighting for natural resources 

Today, natural resource campaigners are facing increasing pushback from political leaders and powerful corporations intent on defending vested interests. The new report  Against all odds: the perils of fighting for natural resources, from CIVICUS and Publish What …

News CIVICUS 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

CIVICUS: Action for Sustainable Development – the role of civil society

The concept of inclusion is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals: not only did the UN embark on its biggest public consultation process ever to design the SDGs (over 500,000 people participated), but …

News CIVICUS 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

CIVICUS: Civil society under attack, says new report

Much of civic life is about promoting inclusion. It is about amplifying the voices of the marginalized, tackling the causes of discrimination and promoting equal rights and access to services. But, for many millions of …

CIVICUS 24 June 2016

Core civil society rights violated in 109 countries

The latest CIVICUS monitoring shows that in 2015 one or more of the core civil society freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly were seriously violated in at least 109 countries. Global civil society alliance …

News CIVICUS 7 June 2016

Civicus: DataShift – knowledge is power and it’s now in the hands of people

Companies and political parties have been quick to embrace the potential of ‘big data’ to sell their products and to target voters.  What if the production of information could be democratized? The DataShift initiative hopes …

CIVICUS 25 April 2016

As civil society faces global crisis, leading activists plan fight back

A repressive trend of increased attacks on the people and organisations that defend our basic human rights is leading to a crisis for civil society, says CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. CIVICUS is currently …

News CIVICUS 14 March 2016

CIVICUS: Global civil society platform on sustainable development 

Caption: In 2015, citizens gathered on London’s Millennium Bridge and other famous landmarks around the world to call on world leaders to adopt the SDGs. 2016 ushers in the implementation phase of the Sustainable Development …

News CIVICUS 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

CIVICUS: Civil society data development for the UN’s global goals

Better data is fundamental to the full implementation and review of the UN’s global goals. To assist the UN in this endeavour, a number of cross‑sector initiatives use modern statistical systems and bespoke metrics to …