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Through these multimedia products, World Movement participants who have crossed over into government share experiences, lessons learned, and strategies they developed to advance reform in office.

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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.
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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. Developing and maintaining relationships is important for civil society activists before and after crossing over into government.
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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.
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On November 20, 2021, the World Movement for Democracy and the Manila-based Young Public Servants co-hosted a discussion entitled “TAWID/TUWID: Initiating Reforms from Within” to share successful and challenging experiences of civil society activists in the Philippines who have crossed over to government in order to advance reforms. The event brought together current and former […]
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The World Movement for Democracy and the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC) co-hosted a Crossover Initiative discussion titled “Understanding the needs of citizens to develop effective policies” on October 26, 2021. Julieta Altieri of Argentina moderated the discussion between Jatzel Román of the Dominican Republic and José Manuel Ormachea of Bolivia. Julieta […]
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The World Movement for Democracy and the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC) co-hosted a Crossover Initiative discussion titled “Working Across the Aisle in Government,” on October 28, 2021, featuring Hector Silva (El Salvador), Andrea Villagran (Guatemala), and moderated by Edipcia Dubón (Nicaragua). Drawing on her experience bringing her community’s voices to parliament, […]
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Young people are, and have been in our history, often at the forefront of movements advocating for democratic change. While many studies show that young people today are disillusioned by institutions that have failed to deliver democratic dividends, some young leaders are taking responsibilities for responsive governance in their hands by crossing over from civic […]
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“During my parliamentary term, I made three trips around Nicaragua to get a sense of the hidden reality of what was happening in the country on a daily basis and of people’s concrete demands.” Edipcia Dubón discusses how she focused on her constituents during her term in parliament. She speaks about how she focused her […]
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“You need to be able to work with activists and at the same time with the existing government processes.” Pedro Kumamoto discusses how he decided to join government. He highlights his ability to gain legitimacy and work with both activists and government colleagues to craft and pass new policies. He advocated for youth looking to […]