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

Young Asians Making the Promise of Democracy a Reality

The Network of Young Democratic Asians (NOYDA) is a network of youth leaders committed to building a democratic society in Asia. Faced with new challenges and opportunities, the core membership of NOYDA convened a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan on September 8-10, 2017, to develop a strategic plan and build a flagship campaign for the coming year.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Regional Youth Network, Juventud LAC, Holds 5th Regional Forum

In June 2017, the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC) organized their fifth Regional Forum, bringing together over 50 activists from 18 countries from across Latin American and the Caribbean.

Learn More


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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

News & Alerts

July 17, 2017

Call For Applications: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Accepting 2018 Applications Until October 15

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers activists, scholars and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C., to undertake independent research on democratic challenges in their home countries and beyond. Housed at NED’s International Forum for […]

Take Action
June 2, 2017

Citizens in the DR Congo Supportive of Youth Movements

A new report finds that a majority of Congolese citizens surveyed view pro-democracy youth movements favorably, while only 27% approve of President Joseph Kabila’s performance. The report, entitled “A Troubled Transition in the DR Congo,” highlights the findings of an opinion poll conducted jointly by the Congo Research Group Center on International Cooperation (CRGBERCI) and […]

Take Action