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[ September 19, 2017 ]

Happy International Day of Democracy!

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

World Movement to Host 9th Global Assembly in May 2018!

Africa

The World Movement is pleased to announce that its 9th Global Assembly, entitled “Building Strategic Partnerships for Democratic Renewal,” will take place on May 6-9, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

"Kenya's Presidential Election Was Illegal" - Maina Kiai

Africa, Elections, Institutional Development, Defending Civil Society

Last month, Kenya held a tumultuous presidential election that was marred by political violence and electoral fraud.

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

New Documentary "Close Space!" Gives an Inside Look into Azerbaijan's Civil Society

Eurasia, Freedom of Assembly and Association, Human Rights

 

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

Concerns About Corruption Linger in Post-Election Angola

Africa, Transparency, Anti- Corruption, & Accountability, Defending Civil Society

Rafael Marques de Morais, renowned Angolan investigative journalist and anti-corruption activist, is one of numerous civil society leaders to express concern about the persistent dominance of the ruling party, which he blames for rampant

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

New Net Alert Digital Security Tools

Global, Freedom of Expression, Defending Civil Society

Complex digital research on security and privacy can be a daunting subject for many people to understand. But Net Alert, a “collaborative project between Citizen Lab, Open Effect, and the University of New Mexico” aims to change that.

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[ September 5, 2017 ]

Calling All Youth Activists! Please Respond to Survey

Global, Youth

The World Youth Movement for Democracy wants to know more about your interests and needs! The results of the survey will inform a broad communication strategy for the network, which seeks to scale up youth engagement and participation in the networks’ activities. The results of the survey will not be shared with any third parties and will only be used by the World Youth Movement for Democracy.

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[ August 22, 2017 ]

Nigerian Youth Celebrate the Passage of the "Not Too Young to Run" Bill

Africa, Youth, Defending Civil Society

A 35 year old can now become Nigeria’s next president! Passage of the “Not Too Young to Run” bill comes after a yearlong campaign organized by Nigerian youth, including the civil society organization Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA).

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[ August 22, 2017 ]

Ghanaian Activist E. Gyimah-Boadi Receives 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice

Africa, Institutional Development

The World Movement for Democracy would like to congratulate Ghanaian activist E. Gyimah-Boadi on receiving the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice.

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[ August 22, 2017 ]

Set Them Free Campaign Updates

Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Defending Civil Society

BAHRAIN: On August 8, a Bahraini court delayed the second trial of Nabeel Rajab, human rights defender and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BC

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