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Thousands march against abortion and same sex marriage in Malawi

On 6th December, protest marches against the same sex marriage and legalised abortion took place across Malawi. Read more

Thousands march against abortion and same sex marriage in Malawi

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

There was a heavy deployment of police at a protest in front of the foreign ministry in November. Read more

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

The authorities in Bangladesh have continued their harassment of civil society through the new legislation designed to choke independent civil society. Read more

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

New protest law continues the erosion of civic space in Poland

Poland's parliament passed restrictive new protests law in the face of widespread popular opposition to the move. Read more

New protest law continues the erosion of civic space in Poland

Civil society meets to discuss DRC crisis

A dialogue on the DRC in Johannesburg on 17th November discussed the dynamics of the current political crisis facing the country. Read more

Civil society meets to discuss DRC crisis

Activist speaks to CIVICUS about conditions for citizen action in the Philippines

In a recent interview, activist Lloyd Nunag, from the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights spoke to CIVICUS about the changing situation for civic activism in the Philippines. Read more

Activist speaks to CIVICUS about conditions for citizen action in the Philippines

Free expression on Twitter carries a heavy penalty in Bahrain

The authorities have imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders because of comments made on the social media platform. Read more

Free expression on Twitter carries a heavy penalty in Bahrain

Government mismanagement of natural resources prompts violent protest in Senegal

Recent protests driven by government mismanagement of natural resources and provision of public services resulted in the use of force by police. Read more

Government mismanagement of natural resources prompts violent protest in Senegal

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

On 15th November, Turkish authorities suspended 370 NGOs for alleged links to the Gulen movement, the Kurdish PKK or leftwing organisations. Read more

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

The recent mobilisation by a conservative umbrella grouping of CSOs, closely affiliated to the Romanian Orthodox Church called The Coalition for Family, has raised 3 million signatures in support of a change to the Romanian Constitution which restricts the definition of family to heterosexual couples. Read more

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania