During political transitions, activists sometimes have an opportunity to “cross over” into government so they can advance democratic reform from within as elected or appointed officials. What do they need to know? How do they prepare themselves for shifting from civil society activism to governance? By sharing experiences and knowledge, the Crossover Initiative empowers activists who are entering, or have recently entered, government in overcoming challenges they face.

The Crossover Initiative Report

The World Movement for Democracy interviewed dozens of those who have crossed over from civil society to government. The report, “Crossover: Shifting from Civil Society Activism to Politics,” summarizes the challenges they faced, the strategies they developed, and the lessons they learned while in government.

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March 18, 2020

Our new Crossover Initiative launches!

The World Movement for Democracy is excited to announce the launch of our new Crossover Initiative, supported by its online hub. Civil society activists who transition from advocacy to government positions face many challenges as they try to lead democratic reforms. To help support their efforts, we have gathered numerous one-of-a-kind resources on our website […]

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March 18, 2020

Technology Case Studies for Human Rights Groups

The group New Tactics In Human Rights has released a new collection of case studies to help human rights groups see how technology can help them advance their mission. The tactics highlighted in these case studies are chosen to show how they can be implemented without bursting a nonprofit’s budget, but still be effective. The […]

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