Strengthening Democratic Leadership

The next generation of democratic leadership plays a crucial role in sustaining and advancing democracy.  The World Movement believes in the importance of inter-generational dialogue and facilitates exchange of ideas and experiences between seasoned leaders and emerging leaders.

Through our Hurford Youth Fellowship,  we empower young activists by helping deepen their understanding of challenges of democracy and linking them with leaders of various democracy movements.

Ongoing Activities

Imagining the Future of Democracy in Pakistan

At a three-day consultation in Lahore, Pakistan, the World Movement collaborated with MaatiTV to convene 36 activists representing various professional, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to discuss the future of representative democracy in the country.

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World Youth Movement for Democracy Holds Strategic Planning Meeting

In July 2017, the World Youth Movement facilitated a working meeting in Belgrade, Serbia bringing together 10 prominent youth leaders to create a 3-year action plan for the network.

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Regional Youth Network, Juventud LAC, Launches Campaign

The Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC) launched its new #Libérenlos campaign on June 7, 2018 in Caracas, Venezuela to support the #SetThemFree campaign’s mission to bring awareness to political prisoners.

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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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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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News & Alerts

July 15, 2018

Call for Applications: Young Journalists Initiative on Corruption

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), hosted by Transparency International, is searching for young journalists with a passion for advancing transparency and fighting corruption through their work. Selected participants will receive funding to attend the 18th IACC in Copenhagen, Denmark to report on sessions at the conference and engage with key players in the anti-corruption […]

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September 20, 2017

Nigerian Youth Celebrate the Passage of “Not Too Young to Run” Bill

A 35 year old can now become Nigeria’s next president! Passage of the “Not Too Young to Run” bill comes after a yearlong campaign organized by Nigerian youth, including the civil society organization Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA). Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of Nigerian Senate and the Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee, presented […]

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