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

A New Chilean Constitution Built By All

As Chileans began a new constitutional process in early 2020, nine Chilean civil society networks formed “Ahoras Nos Toca Participar” (It’s Our Turn to Participate) as a way to ensure marginalized group are properly represented in the drafting of Chile’s new constitution.

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Breaking Barriers for Young Women in West Africa

From March 13-14, 2019, the Gender Center for Empowering Development (GenCED) kicked off the “Breaking Barriers” campaign — a program designed to inspire young women to overcome social barriers and participate in politics. This event was hosted in partnership with the World Movement for Democracy.

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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–archived page

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

February 1, 2019

Apply Now: The 6th Asia Young Leaders for Democracy

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is now accepting applications for its Asia Young Leaders for Democracy Program, held from August 20 – 26, 2019. The program is for youth, ages 18-35, who have “some working experience in the field of democracy and human rights promotion.” Under the theme “Enhance the Resilience of Democracy,” the 2019 […]

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March 15, 2019

Supporting Young Women in West Africa: The “Breaking Barriers” Campaign Launches

From March 13-14, 2019, the Gender Center for Empowering Development (GenCED) and African Movement for Democracy kicked off the “Breaking Barriers” campaign — a program designed to inspire young women to overcome social barriers and participate in politics. Over the course of two days, young women who were identified as community leaders in West Africa […]

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