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March 22, 2019

World Movement Submits General Comment on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Association

On March 11, 2019, the World Movement for Democracy submitted a general comment on Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), outlining the rights of peaceful assembly and association established by international law and regional norms. The World Movement’s response focuses on the right of individuals and associations, including civil […]

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March 18, 2019

Nicaraguan Police Forces Attack and Arrest Peaceful Protesters

Nicaraguan Police Forces Attack and Arrest Peaceful Protesters The World Movement for Democracy condemns the use of indiscriminate violence by the Nicaraguan police forces on March 16, when they attacked a demonstration calling for the release of political prisoners and arrested 164 protesters. Among those arrested was World Movement Steering Committee member Sofia Montenegro. The […]

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March 15, 2019

Call for Proposals: Public Awareness Grant for the Work of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is soliciting project proposals “to develop and implement advocacy and/or public awareness campaigns designed to promote and protect the freedoms of assembly and association” at local and national levels. Project proposals should be based upon the UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR), Clement Voule’s, most recent annual report to the […]

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March 15, 2019

Tunisia: Citizens Single Out Corruption as Pressing Issue

Eight years after protests led to the exit of longtime leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, citizens still believe corruption is a pressing issue, indicates a new Afrobarometer survey. Following the political transition, government officials prioritized countering corruption, because it was a major source of discontent in the protests. Through these efforts, the government established the […]

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March 15, 2019

World Youth Movement for Democracy Launches Podcast

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) continues to provide new ways for young activists to share information and build solidarity among global youth movements on its website. Through its new podcast series, “WYMD Talks,” Youth Movement participants offer personal insight on a diverse range of democracy-related issues. Primarily, young leaders discuss how youth can […]

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March 15, 2019

Civil Society Organizations Call for Action against Brazilian Mining Company

In February 2019, a group of civil society organizations called for the “exclusion of the Brazilian mining company Vale from the United Nations Global Compact, the largest network for corporate social responsibility in the world.” By signing the compact, over 13,000 businesses have committed to adopting corporate practices guided by human and environmental rights principles. […]

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March 15, 2019

Supporting Young Women in West Africa: The “Breaking Barriers” Campaign Launches

From March 13-14, 2019, the Gender Center for Empowering Development (GenCED) and African Movement for Democracy kicked off the “Breaking Barriers” campaign — a program designed to inspire young women to overcome social barriers and participate in politics. Over the course of two days, young women who were identified as community leaders in West Africa […]

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March 8, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day

Today, on the 108th International Women’s Day, the World Movement for Democracy celebrates the women leaders in our network who are fighting to create more equitable societies. We have been proud to support women that continue to question established orthodoxy and pave new paths for the generations that follow them. After struggling to receive a […]

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March 7, 2019

Participant Story: Gina Romero

  © Private. Originally posted on Facebook. 20 años reivindicando la democracia Este año el Movimiento Mundial por la Democracia World Movement for Democracy cumple 20 años. En estas dos décadas sus miembros, aliados y amigos nos hemos dedicado a trabajar por la defensa de los derechos humanos, esenciales para cualquier sociedad que se precie de ser […]

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March 4, 2019

Participant Story: Ateki Seta Caxton

Originally published on Facebook. As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) today, I look back with a spirit of gratitude at some of the life-changing moments I have had with this movement. My engagement with the World Movement for Democracy began in March 2015 when I was invited to […]

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