Promoting Inclusive Governance

The World Movement aims to strengthen inclusive democratic governance with an emphasis on empowering emerging leaders that are committed to democratic principles. As part of this effort, the World Movement facilitates engagement among emerging leaders from civil society and political parties; exploring constructive ways to enhance their political participation; building effective partnerships between civil society, government, and the private sector; and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

World Movement's Recent Meetings

Strengthening the Voice of Business to Support Democratic Governance

The World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center jointly launched an initiative to enhance private sector, civil society, and government collaboration.

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Strengthening Democracy in Africa: Building a New Generation of Democratic Leaders

This meeting took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 13-16, 2016. It brought together 75 emerging leaders of African democracy movements to discuss the roles of civil society and political parties in building and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

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The Youth Leadership and Democratic Transitions in Africa

On March 12-14, 2015, African democracy activists met at the World Movement’s initial conference in Dakar, Senegal, and discussed available paths for emerging African democracy movements to explore. At the meeting, participants expanded the “Action Program for Democracy” to address the recent consolidation of Senegal’s democracy and Burkina Faso’s transitional process.

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News & Alerts

April 3, 2017

FUNDAMEDIOS’s New Electoral Monitoring Guide

FUNDAMEDIOS, an Ecuadorian organization promoting freedom of expression, published an online guide for reporting on Equator’s upcoming elections entitled “Manual para Coberturas Electorales.” The manual includes tips for how users can sidestep censorship of political content on social media, an ongoing trend that has targeted the voices of civil society. Shortly after Ecuador’s first round […]

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August 22, 2017

Hong Kong Authorities Crackdown on Umbrella Movement Activists

On August 15, 2017, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal sentenced Nathan Law to eight months in prison for organizing over 200,000 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrators on a 79-day blockade in the business districts of Hong Kong three years ago. Fellow organizers Joshua Wong and Alex Chow were also tried and sentenced to six and seven months in […]

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Emerging Leaders

The World Movement connects emerging leaders with opportunities to strengthen their ability to develop policies and build effective cross-sector partnerships to make democracy deliver.

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Faces of Civil Society

“Faces of Civil Society” is a short film series documenting the inspirational stories of  four courageous World Movement participants and activists from Burma, Iraq, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. 

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Hurford Youth Fellowship

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world.

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