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November 30, 2020

World Movement Stands In Solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

We join 60 human rights organizations in signing an open letter urging the Egyptian government to release Karim Ennarah, Mohammed Basheer, and Gasser Abdel-Razek. By signing we also stand in solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, one of Egypt’s oldest and most reputable human rights organizations, which has endured an alarming escalation of […]

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November 20, 2020

Remembering the Victims of the Kabul Univ Attack

The World Movement is deeply saddened by the Kabul University attack that occurred on November 2, 2020. Three of the victims killed were members of Afghans for Progressive Thinking (APT), a civil society organization that promotes “youth leadership, education, and a culture of peace.” We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the students and faculty taken away […]

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November 20, 2020

Grupo FARO Awards Prize to Team to use Analytical Tools on Rural Projects

Grupo FARO, a civil society organization based in Ecuador, has announced the winner of their Competitive Fund, which is part of their larger initiative to encourage youth and women to participate in Ecuador’s democracy. The Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement won the competitive fund with its “KILLARI: Luz de Luna” initiative, which will apply new quantitative and qualitative tools to efforts to […]

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November 20, 2020

New Report from the Forum on Information and Democracy on Ways to Combat Infodemics

The Forum on Information and Democracy’s new working group on infodemics has published a report summarizing 250 recommendations for combatting the rise of disinformation and infodemics. The working groups identified four structural challenges and proposed concrete solutions to the following: Platform transparency Content moderation Promotion of reliable news and information Private messaging services To read the full report, click here. To learn […]

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November 20, 2020

Successful Advocacy Campaigns to Protect Civic Space

While it’s important to stay aware of the escalating threats to the freedoms of assembly, association, and expression, the World Movement would like to highlight some successes that civil society has recently achieved in defending these rights. At the below links, you can find case studies, including descriptions of tools and strategies, on three countries: Ethiopia Guatemala Nigeria […]

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November 20, 2020

In Memoriam: Diallo Abdul Gadiry

The World Movement joins the African Defenders in mourning the loss of human rights defender Diallo Abdul Gadiry. Mr. Gadiry was a founding member of the West African Human Rights Defenders Network, a Steering Committee member of African Defenders, and World Movement participant. We honor Mr. Gadiry’s legacy and thank him for his contributions to the advancement of human rights in West Africa. […]

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November 20, 2020

Women in Civil Society & Activism

Solidarity Center has published a summary of UN Special Rapporteur Clement Voule’s report “Celebrating Women in Civil Society and Activism.” The report found that women who can freely assemble are “drivers of positive change worldwide,” however governments and employers are consistently violating their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly. The Solidarity Center highlights Mr. Voule’s emphasis on ensuring […]

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November 20, 2020

RightsCon Report Released

AccessNow published the report from its 2020 RightsCon Online summit, which summarized the key takeaways from this summer’s event. In this report, AccessNow mentioned that using a virtual format for its meetings allowed them to expand their participation and accessibility, while still reaffirming their partners’ commitment to the advancement of human rights. The report also spotlights key outcomes […]

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November 20, 2020

Meet the New Class of the Open Internet for Democracy Leadership Program!

The Open Internet for Democracy Initiative has welcomed its new 2020 Open Internet for Democracy Leadership program cohort! The Open Internet for Democracy Leadership program is a non-resident program from the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) that assists emerging leaders in expanding and strengthening their advocacy for an open […]

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November 20, 2020

Call for an End to the Disenfranchisement of Burmese Minorities

Progressive Voices has published a statement calling on the government of Burma to end the mass disenfranchisement of ethnic and religious minorities ahead of the 2020 general election. The statement also summarizes Progressive Voices’ recent report “A VOTE WITH NO CONFIDENCE Myanmar’s 2020 General Elections and Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities” which discusses flaws with that country’s […]

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