Support new ideas
Your gift will help encourage innovative thinking and support creative solutions to some of the critical issues facing community organizations and civil rights groups around the world today. This will be done through schemes like the CIVICUS Nelson Mandela Graça Machel Innovation Awards . These awards are presented annually to recognise organizations or groups of individuals that have developed innovative ways to promote social justice...
Promote Global Unity
The CIVICUS World Assembly takes place once a year, bringing together civil society activists and their partners from around the world to share ideas and experiences. Your gift will sponsor a civil society delegate from a developing country to attend the 2007 World Assembly in Scotland. The sponsorship will provide for their fees, meeting materials and meals. As a result of this gift, the delegate...
Speak Our Language
Translation of key data
Your gift will support CIVICUS to provide important information in a variety of languages including Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Swahili and Mandarin. Information such as training materials on campaigning and other key skills, or news alerts on global or national civil society issues. This will greatly increase the number of individuals and local civil society organizations that are able to directly benefit from these...
Your gift will contribute to independent research into current issues affecting civil society organizations, including various questions around accountability and responsibility – where does responsibility for upholding justice lie? How can citizens ensure that organizations, governments or corporations are accountable for their actions? There is also urgent need for analysis of the legal climate for civil society in various countries (e.g. Venezuela and Zimbabwe). The...
One year of membership
Your gift will enable a civil society activist or organization based in a developing country to become a member of CIVICUS for a year. They will be able to participate in, and benefit from, a global network of civil society organizations. All members support CIVICUS' vision and mission of strengthening civil society around the world and building a community of informed, inspired and committed citizens...
One hour of legal advice
Supporting an hour of consultation with a lawyer or other technical expert will help secure justice and could save lives. Expertise will be used to investigate and support cases where civil society activists are charged and imprisoned, to advise on human rights legislation, or to develop technical materials for use by local organizations in their fight for civil liberties. In the context of the global...
By supporting the production of our media releases, your gift will enable us to research a situation where civil society is under threat, check and compile this information and package it for the media and other interested groups. Encouraging the media to report on these events can be a case of saving life and liberty for the frontline campaigners involved. CIVICUS produces campaign alerts, media...
Adopt An Activist
Support campaign staff
Your gift will support a highly qualified and experienced campaigner working on human rights, social justice or the eradication of poverty. By supporting our campaigners to research these complex problems, develop campaigns and actively advocate on these key issues, you'll be making a difference around the world. Our campaigns focus on two areas: 1) securing the freedom of association, assembly and expression for individuals and...