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October 7, 2022

Democracy Advocates from 70 Countries Gather in Taiwan for 11th Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

WASHINGTON, DC – On October 25-27, 2022, the World Movement for Democracy will hold its 11th Global Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan, to strengthen solidarity among democracy advocates around the world in their efforts to build a free world. Some 300 democracy activists, experts, policymakers, and donors from 70 countries will discuss how to counter today’s […]

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October 7, 2022

CIPE Hosts “Rallying for Freedom: From Ideals to Engagement” – The Second Annual Conference of the Free Enterprise & Democracy Network

The Free Enterprise & Democracy Network (FEDN) Secretariat at CIPE hosted a two-day virtual conference on September 27 and 28 that convened business leaders and democracy advocates from around the world. The event featured virtual exhibitions highlighting private sector initiatives to strengthen public policy and panel discussions including a session titled “Making the Case for […]

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October 7, 2022

Transparencia Electoral and DemoAmlat Develop a Digital Platform for the Cuban Diaspora to Vote in the Referendum on the Family Code

Restrictions in the Cuban Electoral Law such as “effective residence” requirements have excluded more than two million Cubans residing abroad from participating in the national referendum on the Family Code of September 25. While sixteen other countries in the region allow all citizens living abroad to vote in elections, Cuba only grants this right to […]

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October 7, 2022

Egyptian Front for Human Rights Examines Human Rights Situation in Detention Facilities

On September 11, 2021, the Egyptian Government launched a National Human Rights Strategy seeking to improve human rights conditions in the country. The Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR) recently examined the impact of this strategy one year after its implementation, focusing specifically on its impact on detention facilities and retaliation against activists and those […]

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October 7, 2022

Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa to Discuss the Battle for Facts at the 11th Global Assembly in Taiwan

Rappler CEO and Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa is scheduled to discuss efforts to strengthen independent media with Daraj Media CEO Alia Ibrahim at the World Movement’s 11th Global Assembly this October. The two leaders will debate strategies for claiming fact-based information space for democracy. Find out more about the 11th Global Assembly here. Also, […]

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October 3, 2022

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa Named Chair of World Movement for Democracy

The World Movement for Democracy is pleased to welcome Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Rappler and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, as new chairperson of its Steering Committee. Rappler is the top digital-only news site leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. As Chair, Ressa will guide the World Movement’s Steering Committee, […]

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September 13, 2022

Arab Reform Initiative Highlights Successes of Morocco’s Women’s Rights Movement

The women’s rights movement in Morocco has been effective at advocating for political reform in the past couple decades, demonstrated by the proclamation of gender equality in the country’s revised constitution of 2011. As part of a student essay contest, the Arab Reform Initiative published an essay highlighting how the successes of the women’s movement […]

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September 13, 2022

Former Ukrainian Foreign Policy Advisor Calls for Western Leaders to Increase Economic Pressure on Russia

In a recent piece for Politico, World Movement Steering Committee Member and former foreign policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Svitlana Zalishchuk, called for Western countries to put further pressure on Putin by restricting Russian oil imports. As Russia continues a military offensive in Ukraine, they are simultaneously using gas supplies as a […]

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September 13, 2022

Stanford University’s Larry Diamond to Host a Leaders’ Forum at the 11th Global Assembly in Taiwan

Larry Diamond, founding editor of the Journal of Democracy, will host a panel of political and civil society leaders to discuss challenges and strategies for achieving a strong democratic future. The discussion will feature Venezuela’s opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lithuanian MP Žygimantas Pavilionis, Cuban human rights activist Rosa Maria Paya, and Taiwan’s leading diplomat Bi-Khim […]

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August 30, 2022

Can Social Media Truly Facilitate Meaningful Political Participation?

In my country, Somalia, it is common for citizens to discuss, or sometimes debate, current affairs and politics over tea. We call this “Fadhi ku dirir.” In recent years, “Fadhi ku dirir” has gone viral. Social media platforms that are commonly used for entertainment, networking, and selfexpression have also become avenues for political engagement. These […]

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