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Our civic space is shrinking. Here's how we've responded — and you can, too

Over the last several months, ActionAid Uganda has endured attacks by external forces aimed at halting operations and undermining work in communities across the country.

We denounce the criminalisation of human rights defenders and require guarantees for Claudia Samayoa and Jorge Martínez

ActionAid International is deeply concerned to hear the news that our colleague Claudia Virginia Samayoa Pineda, a well-known defender of human rights in Guatemala, may be tried for criminal offences.
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Attacks on Civic and Democratic Space

Laws and practices that restrict civil space and civil society's ability to operate are undermining people's ability to advance human rights, hold governments to account and help vulnerable
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Shrinking space in Zambia

Zambia has earned a reputation as one of the continent’s most stable democracies ever since it returned to multi-party rule almost 30 years ago. However, this tradition is now under serious threat,

Time for a complete U-turn on natural resource management

Across the globe, we are witnessing unprecedented and often violent scrambles for natural resources. Environmental activists and land rights defenders are increasingly under attack. Few of these

Criminalisation confronted

The historic victory of 26th April, when Abelino Chub Caal was acquitted of all the malicious charges brought against him, has highlighted the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights in Guatemala.

A SLAPP in the face for accountability

Transnational corporations are growing in power. All over the world, this is often affecting the ability of citizens and governments to protect human rights.
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The people of Matarbari Island make themselves be counted

A major energy infrastructure project in Bangladesh is having a huge impact on the host communities. While the project is recognised as a national priority, the interests of the communities have been

Migrant women’s resilience in Spain

Migrants, particularly women, are often caught in a web of arbitrarily implemented laws that leave them insecure and vulnerable to exploitation.

The Rainbow Activists

The Rainbow Activist Alliance is challenging the South African authorities stop the culture of impunity and violence.