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February 14, 2024

Announcing the 12th Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Movement for Democracy will hold its 12th Global Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 20-22, 2024, to commemorate 30 years of South Africa’s democracy, celebrate democratic resilience and innovation while building greater unity of effort to counter the challenges facing democracy around the world today. At the 12th Global […]

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February 12, 2024

30 Years of Democracy in South Africa Resilience, Reflections, and Innovations

2024 marks the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections. The anti-apartheid movement and the post-1994 progress in South Africa have been key sources of inspiration for a global community of democracy advocates that continue fighting for more free, just, and inclusive societies. South Africa’s democratic progress is a reason for us to celebrate. […]

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February 2, 2024

30 Years of Democracy in South Africa: Resilience, Reflections, and Innovations

This year marks the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections. This is an opportunity to learn from by the achievements of the country’s anti-apartheid movement and highlight the ongoing innovative efforts to advance democracy. The World Movement for Democracy is delighted to co-host with the Nelson Mandela Foundation a public discussion on Tuesday, […]

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February 2, 2024

The Gambia Passes Anti-Corruption Bill with Crucial Support from Gambia Participates

On December 21, 2023, The Gambia’s National Assembly passed the Anti-Corruption Act, 2023, marking a turning point in the country’s collective pursuit to address public sector corruption. This bill encompasses a range of measures designed to deter, detect, and penalize corrupt practices within both the public and private sectors. Civil society groups, including the youth-led […]

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February 2, 2024

Angola: Human Rights Lawyer Zola Ferreira Bambi Unlawfully Placed Under House Arrest

On January 5, 2024, the Angolan national police placed human rights lawyer Zola Ferreira Bambi under house arrest without a court order. Zola Ferreira Bambi is the president of Angola’s Observatory of Social Cohesion and Justice, well-known for his work defending human rights defenders. On the same morning, Bambi was due to represent activist Laurinda […]

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February 2, 2024

The Case of Kyrgyzstan: Restrictive Draft Law “On Foreign Agents”

On January 23, 2024, Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Legislation approved the draft Law on Foreign Representatives. The draft law is expected to be fully approved after the final reading at the plenary session of the parliament to take place from January 31 to February 1. The draft law would greatly interfere with Kyrgyzstan’s free and […]

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February 2, 2024

CIPE Launches Center for Digital Economy and Governance (CDEG)

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) launches the Center for Digital Economy and Governance (CDEG) to support CIPE’s network of partners in over 100 countries. The CDEG seeks to advance inclusive and democratic digital transformation in emerging economies by supporting private sector leadership in efforts to address complex policy challenges and ongoing access barriers. This […]

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February 2, 2024

New Freedom House Report: Free Them All 2024 “Visible and Invisible Bars”

As part of Freedom House’s work to help free political prisoners and push back against the jailing of activists, this report examines political imprisonment and repressive tactics to deprive opponents of participating in society in six different countries that have experienced democratic backsliding in the past 20 years. Freedom House identifies that along with imprisonment, […]

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January 25, 2024

The Case of Kyrgyzstan: Restrictive Draft Law “On Foreign Agents”

UPDATE – On January 23, 2024, Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Legislation approved the draft Law on Foreign Representatives. The draft law is expected to be fully approved after the final reading at the plenary session of the parliament to take place from January 31 to February 1. The draft law would greatly interfere with […]

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January 16, 2024

Nazanin Boniadi Was Never the Same After Reading ‘1984’

The culture you consume every day leaves small imprints on your life, but some texts or moments feel bigger than a single experience. In this article, Nazanin Boniadi, award-nominated actress, renowned activist, and Steering Committee member of the World Movement for Democracy, shares her stories about the concert, film, and book that inspired her activism […]

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