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Cambodia at a Crossroads: New Laws Would Limit Freedoms

Set against a background of endemic corruption, unsustainably low wages and impoverishing confiscations of land, Cambodia is considering a series of laws that will severely restrict human rights and the activities of civil society organisations working on these issues.
 
That's the conclusion of an international delegation - including GCAP - which just visited Cambodia, at the invitation of our national coalition there, to highlight the shrinking space for civic expression and individual freedoms. Read on for the media release and our recommendations as well as French, Spanish and Portuguese translations.
 

Left to Right:  Soeung Saroeun (CCC), Tor Hodenfield (CIVICUS), Kwak Nohyun (Forum Asia), Michael Switow (GCAP), Sarah Enees (IFP), Consuelo Katrina A. Lopa (ADN)

"...We, the people, demand the World We Want"

"The World We Want" march, September 2010GCAP's Co Chair, Sylvia Borren, Stood Up for The World We Want during a Stand Up event in New York on September 19th. It is now time that we, the people, demand the World we Want.

No more talking – Time for action!

Governments be accountable to the citizens of the world and fulfill internationally agreed commitments to end poverty

GCAP Pakistan Writes the PM

GCAP Pakistan hands over a letter and and Civil Society Perspective report to the Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on September 14th, 2010.

GCAP Ghana Celebrates International Youth Day

“No society can develop without adequately resourcing its young people to contribute towards development efforts”

In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.