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August 16, 2018

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Accepting Applications

Dedicated to international exchange, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships enable democracy scholars and practitioners to conduct independent projects during five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. The program offers fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies for strengthening democracy and human rights abroad and for scholars […]

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August 16, 2018

#SetThemFree Campaign Updates

Azerbaijan: On July 27, 2018, Zafar Ahmadli, the father of #SetThemFree political prisoner Fuad Ahmadli, was taken from his apartment and charged with “disobeying the police.” Human rights groups believe that his arrest was politically motivated due to his recent criticism of authorities on social media concerning political imprisonments. His son Fuad was arrested in […]

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August 16, 2018

The Quiet Threat to Human Rights in Tunisia

“If you ask many Tunisians what has made the difference in holding together the fabric of their democracy, they will say civil society,” writes Sarah Yerkes, a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Under the repressive regime of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, space for civic engagement was practically nonexistent. After the […]

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August 13, 2018

World Movement Network Celebrates Youth Day

On August 12, 2018, the World Movement network celebrated International Youth Day by highlighting programs to engage youth in democratic processes and by underscoring the necessity for youth engagement and inclusion in civic and political spaces. Take a look below at how some of these organizations and programs are working to empower youth every day. […]

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August 7, 2018

CALL FOR INPUTS: UNSR on Rights to Freedom of Association Country Visit to Tunisia

Call for inputs from the Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé on the upcoming country visit to Tunisia (17 – 28 September 2018) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé, will undertake […]

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August 6, 2018

Fighting to Improve Workers’ Rights in the FIFA World Cup

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup remains one of the most highly anticipated events for soccer fans and other citizens alike. However, states expert Jin-Sook Lee of Building and Woodworkers International(BWI), “21 workers were killed in the construction of these stadiums” while preparing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. To combat poor […]

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August 6, 2018

Action Needed to Safeguard Civic Space Within International Organizations

The World Movement joins other non-governmental organizations in welcoming the adoption of a resolution on civic space at the 38th Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. With over 50 states co-sponsoring the resolution, it is clear that the international community understands the immense importance of an active civil society and that its continued repression […]

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August 6, 2018

Liberian Civil Society Organizations Launch Presidential “Promise Tracker”

On July 18, 2018, the NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development(NAYMOTE) officially launched its “President Meter Project,” an initiative to help citizens in Liberia hold President George M. Weah accountable for following through on his campaign promises. With support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), this President Meter Project marks the seventh such program implemented in […]

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