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02 Jun 2017 description

Many Groups Likely to Close Despite Growing Need for Services

(Beirut)—The following statement was issued by eight nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, on June 2, 2017, concerning Egypt’s repressive new law to regulate nongovernmental groups:

25 Nov 2016 description

Sixty organisations call on the Egyptian government to cease silencing civil society, and to allow NGOs to conduct their mandates within Egypt’s constitutional framework and in full respect of its international legal commitments to freedom of association.

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • El CIVICUS Monitor, una nueva herramienta de investigación online que califica el espacio cívico y documenta las violaciones a los derechos en todo el mundo, pone de manifiesto un impacto global.

  • Los gobiernos restringen el espacio cívico y callan las voces disidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • L’impact mondial est exposé au grand jour par le CIVICUS Monitor, un nouvel outil de recherche en ligne notant l'espace civique dans le monde et documentant les violations des droits.

  • Les gouvernements referment l'espace civique et font taire les voix dissidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • Global impact laid bare by the CIVICUS Monitor, a new online research tool that rates civic space around the world and documents violations of rights

  • Governments shutting down civic space and shutting up dissenting voices

21 Jul 2015 description
report CIVICUS
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Executive Summary

From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report.

“During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS Secretary-General on launching the organisation’s 2015 State of Civil Society Report.

08 Feb 2012 description
report CIVICUS

Johannesburg. 8 February 2012. Amid rising tension in Cairo, Egypt, violence against peaceful protestors is being intensified and non-governmental organisations are being openly attacked. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Arab NGO Network for Development and the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness condemn persistent and brutal crackdowns by Egyptian security forces and the attempt to control civil society activity through a draft Law on Associations and Foundations.

07 Mar 2011 description
report CIVICUS

Women in civil society in Africa continue to face major hurdles

Johannesburg. 8 March 2011. Women in civil society in Africa are particularly prone to intimidation and harassment says a new report released today by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. CIVICUS calls on African governments, regional bodies, the international community and civil society to do much more to protect women human rights defenders on the continent.

Released to coincide with International Women's Day, the report outlines the major challenges faced by women in civil society in Africa.