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October 16, 2018

Deadline Extended: Reagan-Fascell Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy

Final call for applications! The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C. to undertake independent research on democratic challenges in their home countries and beyond. Housed at NED’s International […]

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October 16, 2018

Egypt Targets Civil Society Leader Esraa Abdelfattah Under Case 173

The World Movement was glad to learn that Egyptian civil society leader Esraa Abdelfattah was released on bail after receiving a summons for questioning in relation to Case 173. Commonly called the “NGO foreign funding case,” Case 173 is a politically-motivated investigation into civil society organizations working on democracy and human rights issues that receive foreign […]

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October 16, 2018

No Vote, No Voice: Using Music to Connect with Youth in Bhutan

“[Youth] are influenced by Bollywood, K-pop and the West. I want to use a musical form they can identify with and talk about what the Bhutanese are known for — Buddhism and their happy and peaceful nature,” remarks Kezang Dorji, one of Bhutan’s most popular hip-hop artists who uses music to encourage youth dialogue about […]

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October 16, 2018

Pakistan: What is the Future of Our Democracy?

At a three-day consultation in Lahore, Pakistan, the World Movement collaborated with MaatiTV to convene 36 activists representing various professional, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to discuss the future of representative democracy in the country. As a part of the World Movement’s MIRAI Initiative—a new campaign to ignite conversations on how people imagine the future of […]

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October 16, 2018

Jestina Mukoko Finally Gets Justice

In a decision welcomed by democracy activists in Zimbabwe and around the world, the High Court of Zimbabwe ordered the state to pay reparations to Jestina Mukoko, a prominent human rights defender and director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. In 2008, the World Movement issued a DemocracyAlert after Mukoko was abducted from her home by […]

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October 16, 2018

Join Us in Celebrating World Youth Day for Democracy

On October 18, 2018, join us in celebrating the World Youth Day for Democracy, a day dedicated to supporting youth participation in democratic processes around the globe. Under the theme “The New Face of Democracy,” the World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) encourages discussion on new approaches, platforms, and perspectives on democracy, as well as […]

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October 15, 2018

Imagining the Future of Democracy in Pakistan

At a three-day consultation in Lahore, Pakistan, the World Movement collaborated with MaatiTV to convene 36 activists representing various professional, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to discuss the future of representative democracy in the country. As a part of the World Movement’s MIRAI Initiative—a new campaign to ignite conversations on how people imagine the future of […]

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October 12, 2018

ALERT: Pakistani Civil Society Leader Faces Detention and Travel Ban

The World Movement is greatly concerned to learn about the arbitrary arrest of and travel ban imposed on Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail. Ismail was detained at Islamabad International Airport upon returning from London on October 12, 2018. She was released on interim bail, but has been placed on the Exit Control List banning her from […]

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