Our Participants

Participants in the World Movement for Democracy include individuals, organizations, and networks who share the principles, values, and aspirations in its Founding Statement and have participated in World Movement activities. These include global assemblies, Defending Civil Society workshops, Civic Space Initiative consultations, and activities of the regional and functional networks with which we work.

Below is a Directory of Participating Organizations. If you would like your organization to be considered for inclusion in the directory, please contact us with the following information:

1. Organization name, website, and contact information
2. Countries where your organization works
3. Statement describing your organization's history and current work
4. Connection to World Movement activities (if applicable)

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation

Middle East/North Africa Human Rights

The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of human rights and democracy in Iran. 


African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

Africa Human Rights

The African Centre seeks to promote the awareness and adherence of human rights and democratic principles throughout the African continent.

al-Firdaws Society

Middle East/North Africa Women’s Rights

Iraqi Al-Firdaws Society was established to promote women’s rights, including economic empowerment of women and enhance their role in society, the political process and democracy. 

Article 19

Western Europe Freedom of Expression, Independent Media

ARTICLE 19 works so that people everywhere can express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the press.

Asia Democracy Network

Asia Economic Development and Democracy, Elections, Freedom of Assembly and Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Independent Media, Institutional Development, Labor/Worker Rights, Minority Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Transparency, Anti- Corruption, & Accountability, Women’s Rights, Youth, Defending Civil Society

ADN is a regional network that works to promote and advance democratization and democratic governance at all levels of society.

Asociacion Civil Transparencia

Latin America/Caribbean Transparency, Anti- Corruption, & Accountability

Asociacion Civil Transparencia works to ensure that democracy is in force in our institutions and citizens exercise their rights. We develop diverse strategies to forge a democracy with representative, transparent institutions where ethics are obeyed and inclusive citizen participation is guaranteed. 

Aware Girls

Asia Women’s Rights

Aware Girls is a young women led organisation working for women empowerment, gender equality, and peace in Pakistan. We are working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women enabling them to act as agents of social change and women empowerment in their communities.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Middle East/North Africa Human Rights

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights encourages and supports individuals and groups to be proactive in the protection of their own and others' rights; and to struggle to promote democracy and human rights in accordance with international norms. To document and report on human rights violations in Bahrain. To use this documentation for advocacy to influence international policies according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Burma Partnership

Asia Human Rights

Burma Partnership is a network of organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma. We draw our strength from the diversity of our partners, from the multi-ethnic leadership of political and civil society organizations both inside Burma and in exile, to our partners and broad-based solidarity organizations throughout the region.

Center for International Private Enterprise

North America Economic Development and Democracy

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anticorruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

About Our Participants

About Our Participants

The World Movement Secretariat often recommends participants for meetings and events organized by others to engage with civil society, intergovernmental bodies, government leaders, parliamentarians, policy makers, UN Rapporteurs, and donor organizations.


In addition, participants:

• are considered for invitations to our global assemblies

• can request that DemocracyAlerts be issued on behalf of fellow activists facing danger

• are invited to post on the World Movement Participant Blog about a democracy-related topic or current developments in their countries

• can submit news items to be considered for our bi-weekly newsletter

• can access the Defending Civil Society Report and Toolkit (available in five languages), which provide information and guidance to activists confronting government efforts to close down civil society space.