Multimedia

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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“Ultimately, if we can stay true to our principles…then the political movement provides opportunity to create change.” Sivarasa Rasiah discusses building a coalition with other parties before elections, and how to work together once in government. He mentions that change is sometimes slow in government, but that change can still be achieved. Sivarasa is the […]
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“Being a Member of Parliament, all of a sudden you realize you are responsible for everything, and you are representative of your people in the parliament.” Svitlana Zalishchuk highlights the effectiveness of civil society leaders entering government after political transitions. She discusses the responsibilities and challenges that exist after being elected to parliament and being […]
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“The entry must not be one of a pursuit for individual power. It must be a desire to serve a national good and you must consult with allies who will help you along the way.” Samuel Kofi Woods II describes the importance of having an entry strategy for going into government. He also highlights the […]
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“I think the number one piece of advice I would have given myself is to remember why I wanted to run, know what I want to achieve and be patient, but keep plotting away and try to get there.” Anita Vandenbeld discusses why individuals should cross over from civil society to government and provides advice […]
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“My belief and the lesson learned is that the woman caucus is a strong vector to push within the parliament the reform regarding the woman rights and the woman equality.” Lobna Jeribi discusses the opportunity for her to cross over to government. She highlights a women’s caucus that she created and how that helped to […]
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“One of the best elements of a budget is when it is participatory in nature, and as much as possible, grassroots, so we tried to open up the budget process to civil society.” Maxine Tanya Hamada reflects on her personal experience crossing over in the Philippines and the recognition among her colleagues that a plan […]