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ALERT: The World Movement is greatly concerned to learn about the arbitrary arrest of and travel ban imposed on Pakistani activist Gulalai Ismail, active WMD participant and founder of @awaregirls. Read more: https://t.co/8zqfQiRdtZ pic.twitter.com/V1XPiIuugC— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) October 12, 2018
ALERT: We are alarmed that #Egypt activist & long-time World Movement participant Esraa Abdelfattah has been summoned for questioning TOMORROW in relation to Case 173. Join the call to #CloseCase173 by sharing and learn more here: https://t.co/IFOxC7CEBf pic.twitter.com/lONezydUcL— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) October 8, 2018
ALERT➞We strongly condemn the attack on #Nicaragua civil society leader Félix Maradiaga @maradiaga and implore authorities to implement recommendations of the IACHR and to resume dialogue towards the full restoration of the rule of law: https://t.co/6m0NhXWkGl #SOSNicaragua pic.twitter.com/4B2lF6Gi5C— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) July 13, 2018
ALERT: An est. 200 killed since protests began on April 18 in #Nicaragua. We strongly condemn all acts of violence and intimidation against peaceful protesters that have been carried out by police and government-backed paramilitaries. Learn more and share: https://t.co/Sczft9JBFl pic.twitter.com/fMufubf9Zp— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) June 22, 2018
DemocracyALERT: #Egypt intensifies crackdown on #press and civil society with the sentencing of journalist Ismail Alexandrani to 10 years by a military court. Join us in demanding the government of Egypt #SetThemFree! Read more here: https://t.co/rVrnjefirq pic.twitter.com/zyaiNcc7yX— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) June 6, 2018
ALERT: Over two days, antiriot police and pro-government supporters have attacked peaceful protesters in #Nicaragua, resulting in three deaths. We strongly condemn all acts of violence and intimidation by the government against peaceful protesters. More: https://t.co/zioUPIFmba pic.twitter.com/u4S78qQzTY— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) April 20, 2018
Today, we joined over 40 civil society orgs (https://t.co/aP81vfgMe6) in expressing deep concern over recent arrests of journalists, including @zone9ners Befeqadu @befeqe and Mahlet @faantish2 under #Ethiopia State of Emergency law. Learn how you can help: https://t.co/eAnPS3Rwte pic.twitter.com/ZFdTCKTowt— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) March 29, 2018
ALERT: World Movement is disturbed to learn of a recent wave of acts of intimidation against #Titiev, and @rudomakha, and urges for the charges against Titiev to be dismissed and the crimes against Rudomakha and Memorial to be investigated. Read more: https://t.co/229TtvFrox pic.twitter.com/qzKHRBjigl— World Movement (@MoveDemocracy) January 19, 2018
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UN human rights experts remind national governments that emergency responses should not be used to suppress civil society and human rights defenders amidst the #COVID19 outbreak. Read the full statement here:
Oftentimes civil society activists join a political party to enter government. How does working within a coalition government advance reform agendas? In our #CrossoverInitiative, Sivarasa Rasiah discusses his experience. Watch his story here:
Working in a Coalition Government to Advance Reform - World Movement for Democracy
“Ultimately, if we can stay true to our principles…then the political movement provides opportunity to create change.” Sivarasa Rasiah d...
The #Congolese govt has been targeting opposition party supporters with arbitrary arrests since the 2016 election. These 5 civil society activists have spent the last 4 months in prison & we join @amnesty's call for their immediate release.#SetThemFree
Congo-Brazzaville: Opposition supporters spending fourth month in jail must be released
Amnesty International is calling on the Congolese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release five opposition supporters detained for peace...
Our #CrossoverInitiative gathered resources from partners to support civil society activists who decide to enter government. Some themes include “women in politics,” “communication,” and “leadership.” Check out all the resources here: https://t.co/Iw7MKlmcLh
National Endowment for Democracy will pay tribute to the people of Sudan & their historic 2019 revolution in June & will honor 3 organizations working tirelessly to strengthen #civilsociety in Sudan with the 2020 Democracy Award. https://t.co/osjS9VTkEc #DemAward #NEDemocracy
National Endowment for Democracy President: As world tries to contain spread of epidemic, it needs also to heed message from Chinese democrats -- we all have a stake in China becoming a more open, democratic, & trustworthy political system. @globeandmail
Opinion: The coronavirus exposes the lie at the heart of Communist China
The Chinese Communist Party has come under fire for its deceptive and slow response to the epidemic, giving new life to pro-democracy movements in Chi...
Crossing over from activism to politics brings challenges. Inna Sovsun outlines 5 pieces of advice on why the challenges are manageable in her #CrossoverInitiative blog. Read more:
Overcoming challenges after crossing over: a reflection from Ukraine - World Movement for Democracy
The civil sector is full of bright, intelligent and talented people. Wouldn’t it be great if at least some of them went into politics and applie...