Ninth Global Assembly

The Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy was held on May 6-9, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal! The Global Assemblies serve as an ideal forum for democrats around the world to exchange their understanding of today’s challenges and their potential solutions, and build new strategic partnerships with others.

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ISSUE PROMOTING INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE


Empowering Emerging Leaders

The World Movement aims to strengthen inclusive democratic governance with an emphasis on empowering emerging leaders that are committed to democratic principles. As part of this effort, the World Movement facilitates engagement among emerging leaders from civil society and political parties; exploring constructive ways to enhance their political participation; building effective partnerships between civil society, government, and the private sector; and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

Business & Democratic Governance

The World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center jointly launched an initiative in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to enhance private sector, civil society, and government collaboration.

ISSUE Strengthening Democratic Leadership


Empowering Young Activists

The next generation of democratic leadership plays a crucial role in sustaining and advancing democracy.  The World Movement believes in the importance of inter-generational dialogue and facilitates exchange of ideas and experiences between seasoned leaders and emerging leaders.Through our Hurford Youth Fellowship,  we empower young activists by helping deepen their understanding of challenges of democracy and linking them with leaders of various democracy movements.

HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. Learn more about our fellows and their work.

ISSUE DEFENDING DEMOCRATIC SPACE


Reinforcing Democratic Spaces

Freedoms are increasingly restricted for people who wish to voice their concerns, come together, and address those concerns by engaging stakeholders. In both physical and digital spaces, they face limitations on where they can meet, how they can interact, and what they can say or do. This is particularly true under authoritarian regimes, but also under new and established democracies where minority views are marginalized. As a result, citizens have less influence in political processes that impact their lives and are unable to hold their governments accountable.

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Access to Resources

Are you an activist curious about your legal right to receive domestic and foreign funding? Visit our Access to Resources Hub, which offers a set of tools to help activists protect their right to access resources. The Hub includes a multi-language infographic, country case study research on the right, educational videos, and additional information for civil society activists to use.

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DEMOCRACY ALERTS

July 13, 2018

World Movement Condemns Attack on Nicaraguan Civil Society Leader Felix Maradiaga

The World Movement for Democracy strongly condemns the attack on Felix Maradiaga, executive director of Nicaraguan non-governmental organization Instituto de Estudios Estrategicos y Politicas Publicas (IEEPP), by a Sandinista mob on Wednesday, July 10, 2018. Maradiaga was meeting with other members of civil society in the city of León when they were attacked by the […]

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June 6, 2018

Egypt Military Court Sentences Journalist Ismail Alexandrani to 10 Years Amidst Wider Crackdown

The World Movement for Democracy expresses its deep concern over the unjust 10-year sentence handed to journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani by an Egyptian military court on May 22, 2018. Alexandrani, a winner of the World Youth Movement for Democracy’s International Essay Contest on Youth and Democracy, is a well-known expert on Sinai affairs and […]

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#SetThemFree Campaign


#SetThemFree is a GLOBAL campaign to build solidarity with those behind bars. Together, we can raise awareness, mobilize others, and engage with stakeholders to achieve their RELEASE.

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The World Movement’s Resource Hub offers a set of tools to help activists protect their legal right to access resources.

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Missed the Ninth Assembly? Read more about the discussions held between activists, donors, government representatives, and other democracy practitioners in our new interactive report.

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The theme of the Ninth Global Assembly was “Building Strategic Partnerships for Democratic Renewal,” and it took place on May 6-9, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal.

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