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Hurford Youth Fellowship Alumni encourage you to apply for the Hurford Youth Fellowship

April 3, 2017

Meet S Aaron Weah-Weah III from Liberia! Aaron was the first Hurford Youth Fellow in 2012, and he wants to encourage all of you to apply…

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هورفورد الشباب زمالة

April 3, 2017

بناء القدرات القيادية برنامج زمالة هارفورد للشباب تعمل الحركة العالمية للديمقراطية مع المنتدى الدولي للدراسات الديمقراطية في مؤسسة الصندوق الوطني للديمقراطية (NED) على استضافة…

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Стипендиальная программа Hurford Youth

April 3, 2017

Развивайте свои лидерские навыки Стипендиальная программа Hurford Youth Всемирное движение за демократию (совместно с Международным Форумом по исследованиям демократии) в течение следующего года примет…

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Programa Hurford de Becarios Juveniles

April 3, 2017

Construyendo tus habilidades de liderazgo Programa Hurford de Becarios Juveniles El Movimiento Mundial por la Democracia trabajando en conjunto con Foro para los Estudios…

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Au programme Hurford Youth Fellowship

April 3, 2017

Développez vos compétences en leadership grâce au programme Hurford Youth Fellowship. Le movement mondial pour la démocratie, en collaboration avec le Forum International pour…

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2017-2018 Hurford Youth Fellowship Announcement

April 3, 2017

Apply NOW! The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Movement for Democracy, seeks emerging democratic leaders from around the world who are…

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NAYMOTE has established a new program called the Young Political Leadership School (YPLS)

July 14, 2016

The overall goal of this YPLS project is to improve the effectiveness of youth participation and leadership in politics. The program provides participants the opportunity…

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STEPS TO EFFECTIVELY ADRESS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

July 14, 2016

INTRODUCTION Every now and then most youth wonder how they can effectively take part in the development of their community. They usually complain about…

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The Case of Nigeria by Samson Itodo

July 14, 2016

I. Background Since the return to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has conducted five successive elections between 1999 and 2015. The 1999, 2003 and 2007…

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YOUTH AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE – Noutcha Issoy Prudence

May 18, 2016

INTRODUCTION The development of youth leadership is about building civic capacity and long term community sustainability. Psychologies will bear with me that Man as…

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Online Discussion: Organizing for Change; From Social Movements to Democratic Reforms

May 13, 2016

Join Hurford Youth Fellow Ateki Seta Caxton and panelists on Friday May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am EST for Online Discussion on Social Movements…

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READING RESOURCES: ICTs, POLICY REFORMS AND MOVEMENT BUILDING

May 13, 2016

By Hurford Youth Fellow, Ateki Seta Caxton The Role of ICTs in enhancing policy reforms and movement building in Africa Information and Communication Technologies…

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Reflection of my online discussion on: Civic Education and Rural Women’s Political Participation

May 13, 2016

Online Discussion Reflection  Goma Devi Bastola Hurford Youth Fellow  Topic: Civic Education and Rural Women’s Political Participation First, I would like to say thank…

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Please complete my survey on Civic Education and Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

May 13, 2016

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Leadership Board Member Daria Mustafina Launches Campaign, What does Peace Mean to You? Join the campaign now!

May 8, 2016

On the frames of “International Trust Camp 2016″, Youth from different countries all over the World started the Campaign “What is Peace for me…

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PROMOTING ACCESS TO ICTS IN AFRICA: ENHANCING POLICY REFORMS AND STRENGTHENING MOVEMENT-BUILDING

May 5, 2016

For CIMA by Hurford Youth Fellow Ateki Seta Caxton Editor’s Note: This week the Web We Want initiative of the World Wide Web Foundation is sponsoring the F.A.S.T. Africa: Full…

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WYMD and Juventud LAC at the CIVICUS Assembly in Bogota

May 4, 2016

  The World Youth Movement for Democracy and Juventud LAC  participated in the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week in Bogota, Colombia. In addition to…

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Leadership Board Member, David Chidende participating at the ADF General Assembly in Zimbabwe

May 4, 2016

  The African Democracy Forum (ADF) Press Conference

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Documentary on a Transgender (Waria) Community in Indonesia fighting for their rights. Directed by WYMD Participant, Nisar Ahmed

May 4, 2016

A short documentary film about Waria(Male to Female Transgender) community living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The film moves around a character Aliya who narrates the…

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Online Discussion: Civic Education and Rural Women’s Political Participation

April 18, 2016

Moderated by Hurford Youth Fellow: Goma Devi Bastola Ms. Goma Devi Bastola is the President of the Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) where she…

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2016-2017 Hurford Youth Fellowship Application. Apply Now!

April 8, 2016

  The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Youth Movement for Democracy, seeks emerging democratic leaders from around the world committed to…

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Reminder: Join us today at 11:00 am EST for Online Discussion on ICTs and Policy Reforms

April 7, 2016

Find below the background to the discussion and information about the panelists Background to the online discussion: The role of ICTs in enhancing policy…

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Philippine Citizens View Faces of Civil Society Video Series and Respond with Action

April 1, 2016

Philippine Citizens View Faces of Civil Society Video Series and Respond with Action In March and April, the World Movement for Democracy and its…

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Online Discussion: The Role of ICTs in Enhancing Policy Reforms and Movement building in Africa

March 30, 2016

Moderated by Hurford Youth Fellow, Ateki Seta Caxton Ateki Seta Caxton is the Executive Director of Network for Solidarity, Empowerment and Transformation for All in…

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Is Politics for You? Checklist for the Young Aspirant

March 27, 2016

By Hurford Youth Fellow Ateki Seta Caxton It is a great privilege to share a few thoughts on Politics, especially about the ways young…

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Hurford Fellows Complete their first Round tables at the National Endowment for Democracy

March 25, 2016

On March 22 and 23, 2016, Hurford Youth Fellows Ateki Seta Caxton – Cameroon, and Goma Devi Bastola – Nepal, held their first roundtable…

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My First Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York in 2016

March 24, 2016

By Ms. Goma Devi Bastola, the Huford Youth Fellow  I was born into a country and society where there is huge inequality between men…

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Engaging Parliament in Cameroon on the Need to Reduce the Voting Age

March 18, 2016

By Hurford Youth Fellow: Ateki Seta Caxton On March 15, 2016, the Network for Solidarity, Empowerment and Transformation for All – NewSETA made a…

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New Leadership Board members are here!

March 10, 2016

Bellow you can find new members of WYMD Leadership Board.

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Celebrate the Woman: A Tribute to Florence Nightingale on Women’s Day 2016

March 8, 2016

By Ateki Seta Caxton – Hurford Youth Fellow Back in the Spring of 1854, because of diplomatic jangles resulting from unwonted Russian disregard for endearing…

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Candidate for LB elections: Aung Myin – Myanmar

March 1, 2016

Mingalarbar! I am Aung Myin Thu from Myanmar. I have been working in the field of youth leadership, capacity development and educational programs which…

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Candidate for LB elections: Noutcha Prudence Lubiche Issoy – Cameroon

March 1, 2016

I’m a social activist strongly engaged in the advancement of Democracy, Human rights, Peace and Conflict Prevention in Cameroon. Currently serving as Program Officer…

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Candidate for LB elections: Monica Villeda – Guatemala

March 1, 2016

I’m a teacher, journalist, passionate human, economic and social development. Let’s talk about human rights, governance, citizen participation and democracy. I propose a culture…

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Candidate for LB elections: Besart Lumi – Kosovo

March 1, 2016

I am currently ongoing studies to obtain an MA degree on Conflict Resolution at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University…

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Aurora Espina

Candidate for LB elections: Aurora Espina – Mexico

March 1, 2016

I have a BA in Political Science and Public Administration, and currently studying an MA in Communication, both at Universidad Iberoamericana; my areas of…

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Candidate for LB elections: Anabel Navarro – Venezuela

March 1, 2016

I’m a Venezuelan human rights activist and journalist with B.A. in Visual Journalism and Communication from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.…

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Candidate for LB elections: Maria Cantore – Argentina

March 1, 2016

In 2008, I was elected to be part of the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC, where I met enthusiastic young people from…

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Candidate for LB elections: Tania Lopez Lizca – Colombia

March 1, 2016

I am a professional in Politics and International Relations from Columbia University and currently I’m a law student at Sergio Arboleda University. I am…

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Candidate for LB elections: Emilio Orellana – El Salvador

March 1, 2016

I’m a Latin American storyteller and publicist that works to have a more engaging society and empowers different initiatives around topics such as freedom…

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Jairo Matus

Candidate for LB elections: Jairo Matus – Nicaragua

March 1, 2016

I am project coordinator of Communication for Development Studies Center for Governance and Democracy (Cegodem). Also, I coordinate alternative communication platform Development ComoVamosNicaragua? Since…

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Candidate for LB elections: Rugarukira Mihigo – Democratic Republic of Congo

March 1, 2016

I started my professional affiliation when I was 13 years old, there is a group of children supported by  UNICEF charged to vulgarize  children…

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Candidate for LB elections: David Chidende – Zimbabwe

March 1, 2016

I’m co-founder of Youth Information and Education for Behaviour Change Trust (YIEBC) and Coalition Against Corruption (CAC). I am a former student leader at…

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Candidate for LB elections: Hasna Nikmah – Indonesia

March 1, 2016

Currently I am working at the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Indonesia, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization working to advance democracy worldwide. I joined…

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Candidate for LB elections: Ali Alrashede – Iraq

March 1, 2016

I am COO in regional network of 18 organization called ( Success Network 21 in Middle East and North Africa )  aim to empower…

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Candidate for LB elections: Rami Soud – Jordan

March 1, 2016

I am the Executive director and board member in regional network of 18 organization called ( Success Network 21 in Middle East and North…

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Candidate for LB elections: Daria Mustafina – Ukraine

March 1, 2016

I’m Daria from Ukraine, founder of youth think tank, entrepreneur, PhD student in economics, peacebuilder and activist. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by…

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Candidate for LB elections: Byron Rodriguez Palacios – Guatemala

February 26, 2016

I currently hold the position of Advisor to the Vice President of the Congress of Guatemala , I participated as a youth ambassador of…

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Manyang Reath

Candidate for LB elections: Manyang Reath – Sudan/USA

February 26, 2016

My name is Manyang Reath Kher, founder of Humanity Helping Sudan.  I’m respected authority on the South Sudanese refugee crisis.  Spent nearly 15 years…

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Candidate for LB elections: Excel Ajah – Nigeria

February 26, 2016

I am a board member of the National Association of Information Technology Students, (NAITS), an association responsible for the promotion of Information Technology as…

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Candidate for LB elections: Karamo Conteh – Gambia

February 26, 2016

My interest to take part in this world youth movement for Democracy leadership Board was derives from various personal experiences and believes that the…

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Alieu Bobb

Candidate for LB elections: Alieu Bobb – Gambia

February 26, 2016

My name is Alieu Bobb I am 28 years old and  I am a journalist.  I started working as a journalist since 2010 with…

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Candidate for LB elections: Simtekpe Koboyo Maza-Abalo Fawi – Togo

February 26, 2016

As an Authorized Public Translator, General Manager of GF Translation Business and Partners, Ltd. I am currently the National Secretary in charge of Youths’…

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Geoffrey Muvenyi

Candidate for LB elections: Geoffrey Muvenyi – Kenya

February 26, 2016

I am training to be a high school teacher and I am currently in my final semester in college. I have special interest in…

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Candidate for LB elections: Luka Yai Machol Atak – South Sudan/Canada

February 26, 2016

My name is Luka Atak. I was born was in a Southern Sudanese city called Mading Aweil. I lost most of my family during…

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Candidate for LB elections: Goma Devi Bastola – Nepal

February 26, 2016

I have been working with the Rural Women’s Network (RUWON Nepal), for 5 years, beginning in 2011. I grew up and attended school and…

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Candidate for LB elections: Ubaid Qureshi – Pakistan

February 26, 2016

I am Ubaid Qureshi and I am the candidate for elections for the leadership board from Central Asia by World Youth Movement for Democracy.…

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Candidate for LB elections: Nishchhal Kharal – Nepal

February 26, 2016

Beginning of 2012, I along with my 6 other friends started ‘We’ for Change, a youth led (between the age group of 16 –…

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Candidate for LB elections: Sarmad Ali – Pakistan

February 26, 2016

I am young trainer, human right advocate, young democratic political activist, freelance writer, researcher and student. I am working with Youth Parliament of Pakistan…

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Candidate for LB elections: Seddiqah Almahdi – Saudi Arabia

February 26, 2016

    I was born in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia in 1984 and coming from a middle-class family in a culturally diversified-community.…

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The Status of Youth Girls & Women in rural Nepal and how RUWON works to empower them….

February 23, 2016

By Ms. Goma Devi Bastola   Hurford Youth Fellow 2016 The Status of Girls & Women in rural Nepal and how RUWON works to…

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CAMEROON: Lower the Voting Age to Make Youth Voices Count

February 22, 2016

By Emilia E. Miki “In my country, you can get married at age 15, go to war at age 18. But you cannot vote…

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Candidates for Leadership Board elections are here!

February 22, 2016

Bellow you can find the list of candidates for Leadership Board elections. Until 25th of February, programs of all candidates will be published. The voting will start on March 5, 2016.

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First National Girls Conference in Nepal

February 19, 2016

By Goma Devi Bastola, the Hurford Youth Fellow 2016 Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) www.ruwonnepal.org.np is a national network that has been striving…

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Bridging Young Forces in Africa’s Democratic Transitions

February 17, 2016

By Hurford Youth Fellow: Ateki Seta Caxton Among the principal drivers of democracy in Africa is the work young people do in their respective countries…

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Welcoming our 2016 Hurford Youth Fellow – Goma Devi Bastola

February 10, 2016

Ms. Goma Devi Bastola is the President of the Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) where she works to promote human rights, education and…

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Welcoming our New 2016 Hurford Youth Fellow – Ateki Seta Caxton

February 3, 2016

Hi, my name is Ateki Seta Caxton, I am from Cameroon and one of the 2016 Hurford Youth Fellows. I am very honored to…

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Serbian Activist Faces Court for Commemorating Srebrenica

January 31, 2016

Balkan Transitional Justice INTERVIEW 29 JAN 16 Serbian Activist Faces Court for Commemorating Srebrenica Anita Mitic, a rights activist who was charged with breaking Serbia’s…

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Member Spotlight: Fatou Bintou Sallah

January 26, 2016

   What first got you interested in youth issues? Growing up as a female in Africa, where boundaries and restriction are laid either clearly or…

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Welcoming the ASEAN Community: Perspectives from Indonesian Young Leaders

January 15, 2016

We are now living in the situation where globalization and regionalization happens side by side at the same time. We are also obliged to…

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JOIN THE WYMD LEADERSHIP BOARD

January 15, 2016

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering the next…

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The Sarajevo Youth Summit Declaration

January 12, 2016

Sarajevo Youth Summit was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2015. The Summit was organized by Youth Initiative for Human Rights and is considered to be one of the biggest youth gathering in the Western Balkans. The Summits resulted in a Declaration produced by participants, which you can read bellow.

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Happy New Year! Take a look at 15 of our favorite #YouthPower Memories from 2015!

December 31, 2015

2015 has definitely been a year for Youth Power! Take a look at 15 of our favorite memories from 2015!        …

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Rosa María Payá: “Todos los venezolanos pueden contar con nosotros para terminar con la impunidad”

December 10, 2015

La presidenta de la Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes por la Democracia, Rosa María Payá, se refirió desde Caracas a la misión de solidaridad que…

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Happy Human Rights Day:Support Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

December 10, 2015

A global campaign to build solidarity with political prisoners behind bars.  SET THEM FREE This December 10th, Human Rights Day, we invite you to…

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POSTPONED! ACTIVISM ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

December 8, 2015

On December 11, 6 PM US-EST,  World Youth Movement for Democracy organizes an online discussion on Best Practices: Youth Activism through the Internet and…

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Our Fall 2015 Hurford Youth Fellow lectures at UVA

November 30, 2015

Fall 2015 Hurford Youth Fellow Makoi Popioco gave a lecture at the University of Virginia (UVA) on November 19. Popioco talked about the current…

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THE PARADOX OF ‘FREEDOM OF THE PRESS’ IN THE PHILIPPINES

November 16, 2015

This report is originally published on Center for International Media Assitance’s blog.   The Philippines is Asia’s first democracy. A country where freedom of…

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APPLY: 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program

October 26, 2015

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain…

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Corruption in Disasters

October 20, 2015

  In a rare opportunity, three remarkable youth activists, from countries affected by the world’s worst disasters in recent years, discuss corruption  in disaster…

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Happy World Youth Day for Democracy

October 17, 2015

 Working to Move Democracy Forward on World Youth Day for Democracy      

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Member Spotlight: Juan Jose Diaz

October 9, 2015

Juan Jose Diaz Costa Rica What first got you interested in youth issues? I was always curious about how in my country’s political and…

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Afghan government ‘failing to provide leadership’

October 8, 2015

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on demdigest.org . The United Nations Assistance Mission inAfghanistan (UNAMA) and the office of President Ashraf Ghani’s office…

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ONE more day to nominate Youth Leaders: World Youth Day for Democracy

October 6, 2015

World Youth Day for Democracy 2015 Every year, we celebrate World Youth Day for Democracy on October 18th! This year, the theme isHonoring Democracy…

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Danilo Maldonado “el Sexto” deja huelga de hambre en prisión #Cuba + su carta del 16 de septiembre 2015

October 1, 2015

Tras 24 días de huelga de hambre el artista Danilo “el Sexto” la terminó, pero sigue pidiendo libertad y justicia para Cuba. “El Sexto”…

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Zimbabwean activist launches books on ‘gov’t oppression’

September 18, 2015

  Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, a Zimbabwean activist and book author, is launching his three much anticipated books, exposing the “realities” of the contemporary democracy…

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Are you Ready for World Youth Day for Democracy? Get Excited, Get Involved!

September 8, 2015

World Youth Day for Democracy 2015 Every year, we celebrate World Youth Day for Democracy on October 18th! This year, the theme is Honoring…

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World Elders and Leaders: Enduring Sources of Youth and Global Insecurity by Leadership Board Member, Chinedu Thomas

August 24, 2015

To start with, the United Nations (UN) Charter in its introductory behaviour yields itself to the respect of all humanity, old and young people…

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International Youth Day Declaration by Youth Initiative for Human Rights

August 21, 2015

In the attachment you will find the Declaration regarding International Youth Day that Youth Initiative for Human Rights, together with a group of civil society organizations from the Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro refer to the governments of these countries, relating to the conference on the Western Balkans that will be held later this month in Vienna.

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Meet our new Hurford Youth Fellow Makoi Popioco

August 18, 2015

Hi everyone! I am Makoi Popioco, the new 2015 Hurford Youth Fellow! I am a journalist from the Philippines. In the last three years, I have been assigned to…

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Student Protests Around the World

August 18, 2015

Original post shared on The Atlantic by Li Zhou and Adrienne Green Activists demonstrate against soaring tuition, police brutality, and education reform. Students have a legacy of activism, spearheading…

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Check out Naymotes Video about their Bus Project promoting Civic Engagement

August 15, 2015

IMPACT OF THE NAYMOTE BUS PROJECT ON THE LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN LIBERIA…… Our documentary is about Jacob Joe, a Liberian and…

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Happy International Youth Day from our Leadership Board

August 12, 2015

August 12th is International Youth Day! This year, the theme is Youth and #CivicEngagement. The World Youth Movement for Democracy’s Leadership Board celebrates this…

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International Youth Day: Voices from West Africa on Civic Engagement by Fatou Bintou Sallah

August 12, 2015

YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 12th August was first set aside as International Youth Day by the UN General Resolution in 1999 in a bid to…

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action/Youth 2015: NACDOR gears up for International Youth Day!

August 11, 2015

action/Youth 2015: NACDOR GEARS UP FOR NATIONAL YOUTH DIGNITY SUMMIT IN DELHI! UNION MINISTER OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS TO INAUGURATE THE SUMMIT!! YOUNG LEADERS OF…

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Join the WYMD Leadership Board in International Youth Day Twitter Chat. Aug. 12, 9am EST

August 11, 2015

August 12th is International Youth Day! Join our Leadership Board as they participate in the UN twitter chat honoring International Youth Day. This year,…

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Students Protests Grow Against Curriculum Revisions in Taiwan

August 7, 2015

  At National Taichung First Senior High School (TCFSH), one of the leading high schools in central Taiwan, students were celebrating their school’s 100th…

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Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Youth Forum 2015

August 7, 2015

Asia Pacific Youth Forum 2015  Towards Sustainable and Climate Resilient Mountain Livelihoods 5 – 8 October 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal www.icimod.org/apyf2015 Background The International Centre for…

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Video: Freedom to Angolan political prisoners and young democrats

July 30, 2015

  http://tinyurl.com/oqev4vv Watch this strong video of people speaking up for free ‪#‎Angola‬ where thinking differently isn’t a crime. On June 20th, group of young democrats…

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Leadership Board Member, Elie Obied on youth unemployment in Lebanon

July 24, 2015

                        By Elie Obeid Lebanon, it’s that country in the Middle East that you…

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Musing on Ba’s ‘So Long a Letter’

July 14, 2015

I walked out of the airport in Dakar with a feeling of gratitude; it was my fastest immigration clearance in my travel history. Into…

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Disappointing Crack Down on Anti-child Marriage March in Zimbabwe

July 6, 2015

The Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD) organized an anti-child marriage march on June 23 in Zimbabwe. More than 80 young women gathered in…

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Jóvenes en orgs. internacionales/ Defensa y promoción de DDHH y Democracia (10JUL)

July 1, 2015

1era discusión online en español, en alianza con Red Latinoaméricana Jóvenes por la Democracia Conversaremos sobre la participación de los jóvenes en organismos internacionales para la…

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More Students & Activists are Arrested in Burma

July 1, 2015

YANGON Jul 1, 2015 – There are 4 students and 2 activists are arrested in Burma today. Four students are the members of All…

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Member Spotlight: Tahere Siisiialafia

July 1, 2015

Tahere Talaina Siisiialafia Samoa What first got you interested in youth issues? As a Baha’i I grew up learning the importance of being a…

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Las familias de los estudiantes detenidos por protestar contra Correa en Ecuador demandan su liberación. (El Comercio)

Amenazan a estudiantes con 7 años de cárcel por protestar contra Correa

June 25, 2015

Por Rebeca Morla en http://es.panampost.com/  Los acusan de haber cometido el delito de sabotaje, por lo que el abogado defensor de los jóvenes aseguró que…

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Lifting poverty: Empowering children through education

June 17, 2015

The key to lifting people out of poverty lies on education, particularly that of the young. Education empowers children to be aware of the…

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Think Young Women commemorates the Day of the African Child with the theme – End Child Marriage Now

June 17, 2015

Think Young Women commemorates the Day of the African Child with the theme – End Child Marriage Now Day of the African Child 2015…

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Kyrgyzstan: Communicating Hate Speech in Online and Digital World of Kyrgyzstan

June 16, 2015

  Kyrgyzstan: Communicating Hate Speech in Online and Digital World of Kyrgyzstan. By Saadat Omorova, Kyrgyzstani human rights activist.   For the past several years,…

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Con huelgas de hambre jóvenes claman Libertad para Venezuela

June 11, 2015

Más de 70 venezolanos activistas y políticos, en su mayoría jóvenes, algunos concejales de distintos municipios del país, están hoy en huelga de hambre…

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My last day. See you soon!

May 29, 2015

These four months were one of the most fascinating experiences that I have ever had. This would not be possible without everyone who supported…

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My Last Day as Hurford Fellow, Thank You All for Being Part of It.

May 29, 2015

Today is my last day at the World Movement for Democracy as a Hurford Fellow. I can’t believe four months passed so quickly. Probably…

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International Aid for Civil Society: What goes wrong?

May 28, 2015

International Aid for Civil Society: What goes wrong? By Moh.Sayed Madadi The third discussion for my Hurford Fellowship, which was convened on Friday, May…

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Online Discussion on International Aid and Civil Society

May 19, 2015

In the series of discussion for my Hurford Fellowship at the World Movement for Democracy, this third discussion focuses on the pros and cons…

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Center for International Private Enterprise published a guide to Youth Advocacy

May 8, 2015

According to CIPE, this guide is designed to help you, leaders of youth organizations (or organizations that wish to support youth), as well as…

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Member Spotlight: Đorđe Bojović

April 28, 2015

Name: Đorđe Bojović Region: Europe   What first got you interested in youth issues?   First of all, I’ve always wanted to try to…

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Young activists on meaningful engagement issues by Saadat

April 28, 2015

I really enjoyed the last discussion that I facilitated on April 27. The panelists were young activists from different youth-led movements with diverse perspectives…

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Are you the Next Hurford Fellow? Apply Today!

April 23, 2015

  Click HERE  to APPLY NOW! APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by 27 April 2015 If you prefer to email your application, please…

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Join us for an online discussion on promoting meaningful youth engagement and building equal partnerships on April 27

April 17, 2015

Date and time: April 27, 8.00 am – 9.30 am EST For conversion of this time to other time zones, please visit Time and Date…

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This Law Breaks My Heart by Saadat

April 17, 2015

Just several days ago, Labrys, one of the leading LGBTIQ* organization in Kyrgyzstan, was attacked by unknown persons who threw three bottles with explosives. This is not the…

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Youth voices; from liability to advantage by Moh.Sayed Madadi

April 16, 2015

It is always recommended to invest in youth education and employment to prepare them for the future they will face and to invest in…

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Reminder: Join Us for an Online Discussion on Youth Public Participation and Local governance

April 10, 2015

Online Discussion: Youth Public Participation and Local Governance; Challenges and Opportunities Our Hurford Fellow from Afghanistan, Mohammad Sayed Madadi will facilitate a discussion with…

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Jóvenes activistas presentes en VII Cumbre de las Américas en Panamá

April 8, 2015

Desde este lunes 6 de abril, jóvenes latinoamericanos que trabajan con Derechos Humanos, Sociedad Civil, Democracia, organizaciones sociales y políticas se encuentran en Panamá…

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Reflections on how diverse youth movements are addressing age discrimination issues

April 8, 2015

For the second online discussion, I chose the topic of age discrimination as I felt that we either do not pay enough attention to…

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Join Us for an Online Discussion on Youth Public Participation and Local governance

April 6, 2015

Online Discussion: Youth Public Participation and Local Governance; Challenges and Opportunities Our Hurford Fellow from Afghanistan, Mohammad Sayed Madadi will facilitate a discussion with…

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Feedback and video of online discussion on how different youth movements are addressing age discrimination issues

April 2, 2015

Thanks everyone for joining for the online discussion! We would really appreciate if you fill out the FEEDBACK SURVEY and leave your suggestions and…

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Reminder: Join us for an online discussion on how different youth movements are addressing the issues of age-discrimination

March 31, 2015

The World Youth Movement for Democracy is pleased to announce the second online discussion under the theme of diversity and inclusiveness within youth movements.…

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Call for Applications: Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab”

March 31, 2015

Forum for Young Professionals “Europe Lab” is a unique communication and exchange platform for change makers from all over Europe working in public administration,…

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Annual Newsletter of Youth Initiative for Human Rights

March 31, 2015

If you follow the work of Youth Initiative for Human Rights and want to find out what they have done during 2014, download the…

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Derechos Humanos y la Mujer en Latinoamérica

March 27, 2015

En el evento “Nuestra voces resuenan” en Florida International University El pasado jueves 19 de marzo de 2015 en la “Florida International University” se…

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Corruption Corrupts Things: A Reflection on Online Discussion by Moh.Sayed Madadi

March 27, 2015

Corruption Corrupts Things: A Reflection on Online Discussion Moh.Sayed Madadi  For my first online discussion, I discussed the effects of corruption on youth employment…

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Join us for an online discussion on how different youth movements are addressing the issues of age-discrimination

March 27, 2015

The World Youth Movement for Democracy is pleased to announce the second online discussion under the theme of diversity and inclusiveness within youth movements.…

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Supporting peaceful elections in Nigeria #votenotfight

March 26, 2015

Election in Nigeria is coming up this week and we are supporting #votenotfight campaign and peaceful participation in electoral and political processes in Nigeria. We encourage…

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Are you the next Hurford Youth Fellow? Apply Now.

March 26, 2015

                                Click HERE  to APPLY NOW! APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application…

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World Movement for Democracy released a video “Fatima”, about Iraqi woman activist

March 26, 2015

On March 25, the World Movement for Democracy organized a screening of the short documentary about Fatima, an Iraqi woman grassroots activist working to…

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Young activist from Gambia was unlawfully arrested due to her activism-Now safe

March 23, 2015

Minah Manneh from Gambia was illegally detained for her human rights activism. This is not the first time that a youth human rights activist…

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Updates on the student protests in Burma by Moccy

March 23, 2015

Student protests against the new National Education Law have been going on since November 2014, with the students having presented 11 demands for the…

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Analyzing pro-democracy youth groups in Kyrgyzstan by Saadat

March 23, 2015

About several years ago, Kyrgyzstan was represented as one the few democracy-oriented countries with a vibrant (youth) civil society sector in post-soviet Central Asia.…

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Reminder: Join the Online Discussion: Effects of Corruption on Youth Employment and Education

March 18, 2015

 Join the Online Discussion: Effects of Corruption on Youth Employment and Education Our Hurford Youth Fellow, Mohammad Sayed Madadi, will lead a discussion to…

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Join the Online Discussion: Effects of Corruption on Youth Employment and Education

March 17, 2015

 Join the Online Discussion: Effects of Corruption on Youth Employment and Education Our Hurford Youth Fellow, Mohammad Sayed Madadi, will lead a discussion to…

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إعلان 2015-2016 برنامج هورفورد للزملاء الشباب

March 16, 2015

Click HERE  to APPLY NOW!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by 27 April 2015 If you prefer to email your application, please download…

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Aplicaciones para Becas Hurford para Jóvenes ¡APLICA YA!

March 11, 2015

  Oportunidad para jóvenes de máximo 30 años de edad envueltos en proyectos de Democracia, Activismo o Derechos Humanos. Las aplicaciones son hasta el…

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Hurford Youth Fellowship Applications 2015-2016. Apply Now!

March 8, 2015

Click HERE  to APPLY NOW!                                       …

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March 8 – International Women’s Day: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly by Saadat

March 6, 2015

Young feminist activists are advancing girls and women human rights 24/7 in different countries and in different contexts. We challenge and hold accountable the…

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We must not forget…but we forgot them by Adaobi Nkeokelonye from Nigeria

March 4, 2015

Driving through the Lagos morning traffic in a rush to catch the first presentation slot in an on-going training, I mulled over what would…

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Updates on the Student Movements in Burma by Moccy

March 3, 2015

Security stopped students from protesting around at 8:30 PM on March 2.  When students try to start protesting, they are stopped at the exit…

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Afghanistan Foreign Service to Be More Transparent and Youthful, By Hurford Fellow, Moh.Sayed Madadi

March 3, 2015

Afghanistan President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has sacked 40 diplomats including 11 ambassadors from the country’s diplomatic missions across the world. Among dismissed officials are…

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Reminder: Video Contest for Youth Activists in Middle East & North Africa

March 3, 2015

Calling all Youth from the MENA region (these countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United…

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Reflections on the first online discussion focused on inclusive youth movements by Saadat

February 27, 2015

In the first discussion we focused on “How do we make youth movements more inclusive for underrepresented communities?” as the topic.  I proposed this…

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Situación de Derechos Humanos en Venezuela (Comunicado)

February 25, 2015

COMUNICADO de UN MUNDO SIN MORDAZA Situación de Derechos Humanos en Venezuela Desde hace un año, Venezuela ha sido escenario de manifestaciones en muestra…

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How does age impact our life? Reflections by Saadat

February 25, 2015

In every society, there are age and life divisions on childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Every above-mentioned period has certain features for certain…

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Letter to the Burmese Government on Student Protests by Moccy

February 23, 2015

U Hla Htun Union Minister and Head of Government Delegation in Quadripartite Discussions Date: 21 February 2015 Subject : Actions incompatible with Quadripartite Agreements…

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Ageism against young people is holding back the meaningful youth participation by Saadat

February 23, 2015

Reflections on article “Why ageism against young people is holding back the progress of African countries” Despite huge percentage of young people in African…

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Tortura blanca a jóvenes en “la tumba” de Venezuela

February 20, 2015

 Desde hace unos días se ha hecho pública la noticia de que en pleno corazón de la capital de Venezuela, Caracas, específicamente en la…

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Social Injustice Causes Political Violence, not Unemployment by Moh.Sayed Madadi

February 20, 2015

A research by Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) shows that there is a very minimal relation between youth unemployment and their motivation to…

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Accountability After Conflict by Hurford Fellow, Moh.Sayed Madadi

February 20, 2015

USAID has been supporting programs in Cambodia to promote accountability. The problem in many post conflict countries is that people often ”vote without choosing”…

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Group from Belgrade Visited Prishtina

February 19, 2015

A group of 20 young students from Serbia with background in law and political sciences visited Kosovo in period between January 28th and 31st. This visit was organized in the scope of the Regional Youth Exchange Program of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) through which young people are given chance to visit countries in the region for the first time. All meetings during this visit were focused on the forthcoming new round of the Brussels Negotiations that has started in the beginning of February.

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Video Contest for Youth Activists in Middle East&North Africa.

February 18, 2015

Calling all Youth from the MENA region (these countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria,Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates,…

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Join us for an online discussion on inclusive youth movements, February 26, 2015

February 18, 2015

How do we make youth movements more inclusive for underrepresented communities? Date and time: February 26, 9.00 am – 10.30 am EST For conversion…

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Member Spotlight: Alian Ollivierre

February 16, 2015

Name: Alian Ollivierre Region: The Caribbean 1. What first got you interested in youth issues? The fact that youth often are not heard in totality…

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Youth for Harmony and Humanity: The Urgency of Peace Education in Indonesia

February 15, 2015

* This article purposed to commemorate the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015 At the moment, globalization and democracy making us connected with each other…

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Take part in the first pre-discussion survey for youth activists (Russian version of survey is available)

February 10, 2015

As a part of preparation process for the first online discussion focused on inclusive youth movements, we are launching a pre-discussion SURVEY  This survey…

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Burma Student Protests by Moccy Maung, Burma

February 10, 2015

There was a 4-day student protest in last November in Yangon, the capital of Burma, which resulted from the urgent national student meeting.  We…

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Excelling as a Person, Leader, or Project Manager by Chiedza Gadzirayi, Zimbabwe

February 10, 2015

Here are 3 of the skills I took away I feel will help me excel as a person, a leader or as a manager…

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Iniciando conversaciones sobre Latinoamerica y el Caribe

February 9, 2015

Parecer ser una realidad para todos que la situación de los Derechos Humanos en Latinoamérica es un tema que amerita atención y mucho trabajo…

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Are Leaders Born or Made: A Reflection from The Gambia

February 3, 2015

Training of Gambian Youth Leaders by Fatou Bintou Sallah, a representative of Think Young Women.       Participants As I anticipated the journey to…

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Youth Involvement in Agriculture in Kenya by Kiama Robert

February 3, 2015

Every year, our country faces sporadic food insecurity in many parts of the country. The vicious cycle that replays itself in this tail end…

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New 2015 Hurford Youth Fellow from Afghanistan

February 2, 2015

Mohammad Sayed Madadi  is a 2015 Hurford Youth Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy where he will be working on developing community-based/owned mechanisms…

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Hurford Youth Fellow 2015 from Kyrgyzstan – Saadat

February 2, 2015

Saadat is a 23 year-old youth activist from Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. As Hurford Youth Fellow 2015, Saadat will be working on topics such as…

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Changing the Middle East by Leadership Board Member, Elie Obeid

January 27, 2015

Changing the Middle East By Elie Obeid YOUTH! That word has been at the roots of electoral programs, the ground for any desired change,…

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Tahere Siisiialafia delivers Statement on Youth Priorities in SIDS

January 26, 2015

  Statement was put together by Tahere Siisiialafia & Shantal Munro-Knight. January 21st 2015, New York STATEMENT Pacific Youth Council in Alignment with United…

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The oil curse; are Uganda’s youth starting to feel the pinch?

January 26, 2015

The Jobless Brotherhood, the National Association of the Unemployed, and the Uganda Youth Liberation Front are the kinds of loose entities that Uganda’s youth…

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Check out what the United Youth Leaders of Barbados have to say!

January 20, 2015

The United Youth Leaders of Barbados (UYLB) is an organisation focused on empowering young people to make a difference and to be a force for…

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Education Activist, Chernor Bah on Ebola in Sierra Leone

January 20, 2015

January in Sierra Leone: A Photo Essay January 19th, 2015 by Ebola Deeply  · Ebola cases are at last on a downward trend in Sierra Leone. Global…

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I have a DREAM: Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2015

Let us remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his legacy of love and his fight for justice, peace, equality and rights for…

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Applications Now Open for 2015 Asia Young Leaders for Democracy (AYLD)

January 15, 2015

Applications Now Open for 2015 Asia Young Leaders for Democracy (AYLD) A politically active civil society is critical to the sustainability of any democracy. Democracy…

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Online Discussion: Identifying Spaces for Youth in Social Change Processes Jan. 20, 11am (EDT)

January 13, 2015

Please join us for an online discussion on January 20, 11AM (EDT) Topic: Identifying Spaces for Youth in Social Change Processes  It is evident…

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A message from LB member, Saba Ismail on Peshawar and her work with Aware Girls

January 8, 2015

Clip A Family of Fighters for Human Rights DURATION: 21:36 See the full interview here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fhmzg    

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Vote Not Fight: Music Icon 2face Idibia Leads Youth Campaign for Peaceful Nigerian Elections

January 6, 2015

By Panshak Jeremiah Kassem Music Icon 2face Idibia Leads Youth Campaign for Peaceful Nigerian Elections Inspired by the belief that Nigeria’s greatest resource is its…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Highlights from 2014

January 1, 2015

As we step into the New Year, The WYMD would like to share highlights from 2014! Thanks for your involvement in all of the…

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The Invisible Democrats of Pakistan by Director, Nisar Ahmed

December 23, 2014

Our problem is that no one listens to us. That is our only problem.” These are the words of just one of Pakistan’s ‘invisible…

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Interview with Dr. Hawa Abdi, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee on ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ for Somalia by Ms.Adaobi Nkeokelonye

December 23, 2014

When Dr. Hawa Abdi Abdi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012,I was struck by how one woman was able to  achieve…

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The World Youth Movement mourns the recent loss of so many innocent lives in#Peshawar.

December 16, 2014

  The World Youth Movement mourns the recent loss of so many innocent lives in#Peshawar. An absolutely heartbreaking tragedy - #Pakistan, and all those mourning…

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Check out what I AM A GIRL BARBADOS does to promote human rights!

December 10, 2014

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Phatu Bintou Sallah promotes human rights by standing against FGM! Reflections from The Gambia. Read more here!

December 10, 2014

REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST NATIONAL YOUTH FORUM ON FGM/C IN THE GAMBIA Gambian youths from every region of the Gambia converged on the 7th…

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Human Rights in Balochistan: Frightful and Neglected. By Leadership Board Member, Tahir Zareef

December 10, 2014

Balochistan is the largest province in terms of area and the smallest in terms of population. Geographically Balochistan is a much cherished terrain for…

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Civil Liberty inside the Car-Free Day: Beyond the Story of Democracy and Sport in Indonesia

December 10, 2014

I always totally believe that democracy is not only about politics but also cover whole dimension of human life. Democracy is the way of…

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Human Rights Day is 1 day away! Join the WYMD Leadership Board tomorrow in a Twitter Chat Dec. 10, 9AM-11AM (EST) #HumanRights365

December 9, 2014

Tell us what you or your organization does to promote Human Rights 365. Take part in the chat by visiting WYMD Twitter page https://twitter.com/wymd

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Are you ready for Human Rights Day?? It is 2 days away! Join the WYMD Leadership Board in a Twitter Chat Dec. 10, 9AM-11AM (EST) #HumanRights365

December 8, 2014

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Member Spotlight: Stevie Leonard Harison

December 5, 2014

1. What first got you interested in youth issues? It is when I fully realized that youth is the key player for the world’s…

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Human Rights Day is 5 days away! Join the WYMD Leadership Board in a Twitter Chat Dec. 10, 9AM-11AM (EST) #HumanRights365

December 5, 2014

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Check out Legal Action World Wide on 16 days of activism and new website!

December 4, 2014

  Antonia Mulvey, Executive Director of Legal Action Worldwide marking 16 days of Activism, the global campaign to end gender based violence against women.…

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On-going concern at the judicial harassment of human rights defenders Zainab Al-Khawaja and Maryam Al-Khawaja.

December 4, 2014

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious and on-going concern at the treatment and judicial harassment of human rights defenders Zainab Al-Khawaja and Maryam Al-Khawaja.…

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Unemployment is not our problem: Laws are the problems of youth

November 17, 2014

By Leadership Board Member, Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor, Sub-Saharan African Region The transition from childhood to adulthood is a critical stage of human development. The extent to…

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Pakistani Schools’ federation observes anti-Malala day

November 10, 2014

ISLAMABAD: An association of Pakistani schools held an “I am not Malala” day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it…

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Results are in and the people voted the affirmative team as the debate winners! Check out the online debate video here and see for yourself!

November 10, 2014

  Congratulations to the affirmative team! Results are in and the people voted the affirmative team as the debate winners!

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Youth in Gambia demand answers concerning the arrest of Youth activist, Sait Matty Jaw: petition for his release attached

November 9, 2014

The arrest and subsequent detention of youth social justice activist Sait Matty Jaw beyond the 72 hours limit as mandated by the constitution of…

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Nerma Kantic Reports Success for youth activists in Bosnia

November 9, 2014

It is my pleasure to share with you the last project I have worked on as a president of Youth Bank. Last month, we…

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NEW DATE & TIME! Should the Age of Candidacy Be The Same As The Voting Age? Online Global Debate Nov 7th 12 pm (EST)

November 6, 2014

  Please join us for  the 2nd online global debate on November 7th, 12:00 pm EST.   Topic: Should the age of Candidacy be the same…

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Check out Adaobi’s Reflections on the Politics of Difference as she highlights issues of Citizenship

November 6, 2014

Is Xenophobia the new Racism? As a tourist with the need to ‘belong’, I sometimes struggle negotiating to make my difference visible or not. In…

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Creating spaces for dialogue among diverse sections of society in Mumbai

November 5, 2014

Mumbra’s Muslim Girls Kick Out Stereotypes Kamayani Bali Mahabal  Nov. 3 They started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was…

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Gamcotrap raises awareness on effective participation of women in governance in The Gambia

November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices affecting the health of women and children (Gamcotrap) on Thursday held a daylong training…

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WATCH Ali in DC -American Democracy Part 2

November 5, 2014

          Youth activist and Atlas Corps-Hurford Youth fellow Alimure Ali shares his insights on what developing countries like his home…

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WATCH: Ali in DC – American Democracy (Part 1)

October 28, 2014

Youth activist and Atlas Corps-Hurford Youth fellow Alimure Ali shares his insights on what developing countries like his home of South Sudan can learn…

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NEW DATE & TIME! Should the Age of Candidacy Be The Same As The Voting Age? Online Global Debate Nov 7th 12 pm (EST)

October 24, 2014

  Please join us for   2nd online global debate on November 7th, 12:00 pm EST.   Topic: Should the age of Candidacy be…

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WYMD on the Radio! Interview with Aaron Weah-Weah on Ebola crisis in Liberia

October 24, 2014

Please find below the interview conducted by CBS Radio in Seattle, Washington USA on the Ebola crisis in Liberia.     There are growing…

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World Youth Day for Democracy 2014: Youth Voices for Prisoners of Conscience (Photos and Videos)

October 23, 2014

               

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World Youth Day for Democracy 2014 in Washington DC

October 21, 2014

  A Big Thank You to our Friends over at GEN DEM! Celebrating World Youth Day for Democracy and showing support for Prisoners of…

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World Youth Day for Democracy 2014 in Burma

October 21, 2014

A big Thank You and Congratulations to our Friends, the Student  and Youth Congress in Burma! #Solidarity http://www.sycbyouth.org/sycb-information-sharing-on-6th-regional-student-and-youth-exchange-in-loikaw-2/  

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Thank you for being involved in World Youth Day for Democracy 2014!

October 20, 2014

World Youth Day for Democracy was a success! Thank you for sending in all of your photos and videos in support of prisoners of…

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#DemocracyDay 2014 in Bandung – INDONESIA

October 20, 2014

October 18 celebrated annually as the World Youth Day for Democracy. Accordingly, as youth, we have to do three things like learn, act, and…

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Next Online Global Debate: Should The Age of Candidacy Be The Same As The Voting Age?

October 14, 2014

October 28th , 2014   11:00 am (EST time)  Please Join us !

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World Youth Day for Democracy!! Oct.18! Get Involved!

October 13, 2014

World Youth Day for Democracy is Saturday, October 18th! The World Youth Movement for Democracy is supporting CIVICUS’s Civil Society Behind Bars Campaign, which raises …

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Happy International Day of the Girl Child! Check out our Girl Child video here!

October 11, 2014

Happy International Day of the Girl Child! Check out our Girl Child video here! http://wmd.org/girlchild

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Zimbabwe and the contagious ‘Life Presidency’ Phenomenon

October 10, 2014

By Blessing Vava The concept of leadership change and Organisational Renewal is the height of democratic Zimbabwe and ZANU PF’s Life President practises promoting…

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Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

October 10, 2014

By Arup Banerji and William S. Reese I’m pleased to share this byline with Dr. Arup Banerji, Senior Director for Social Protection and Labor…

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Liberian Youth Leading Efforts to End Ebola Crisis

October 10, 2014

“Ebola is everybody’s business… we need to work to ensure we win this fight against Ebola before it consumes our country and destroys the…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 1 day away!

October 10, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child is 1 day away! Did you know that thousands of girl children around the world are killed each…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 2 days away !

October 9, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child is 2 days away ! Did you know that war’s most vulnerable victim is the girl child. Girl…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 4 days away!

October 7, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child is 4 days away! Forced and child marriages entrap women and young girls in relationships that deprive them of their…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 6 days away!

October 5, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child is 6 days away! Have you ever heard of the Elimination of all Discrimination and Violence against the…

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First Global Online Debate

If you missed the online global debate, catch it here!

October 3, 2014

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Tools to create a common vision

October 3, 2014

Tools to create a common vision What would you like to change in the world? What would that actually look like? A vision plays…

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PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH AND APYF 2014: YOUTH, DEMOCRACY AND ENVIROMENTAL ISSUES IN ONE ACTION

October 3, 2014

Many of us view that democracy is only related to social and political issues, but in the fact in today’s era of global transformation,…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 8 days away!

October 3, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child is 8 days away! Did you know that approximately 140 million girls and women in the world have…

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International Day of the Girl Child is 10 days away!

October 1, 2014

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. http://www.unicef.org/gender/gender_66021.html International…

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First Global Online Debate, October 2nd, 2014 11:00 am (EDT)

September 29, 2014

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Member Spotlight: Luciana Grosu

September 29, 2014

Join us in sending a big congratulations to Luciana Grosu our new Member in the Spotlight. Read more about her below and see her…

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World Youth Day for Democracy Coming soon! Check out this video and see how you can get involved!

September 29, 2014

World Youth Day for Democracy is quickly approaching! This year, we are supporting Civcus’s Civil Society Behind Bars Campaign. Check out one of their…

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Civic Space Initiative: Civil Society Under Threat

September 24, 2014

Roxanne Bauer On Mon, 09/22/2014 Most states around the world, including most authoritarian regimes, tolerate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in noncontroversial, de-politicized humanitarian work because they provide…

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World Youth Day for Democracy 2014 is Quickly Approaching! Find out what we have in store this year.

September 19, 2014

World Youth Day for Democracy is Saturday, October 18th! The World Youth Movement for Democracy is supporting CIVICUS’s Civil Society Behind Bars Campaign, which raises …

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Visit to Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo

September 18, 2014

During the seminar “What Can the World Learn from the Balkans: The Role of Youth in Democratic Transition” we visited  the Tunnel of Hope…

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“Network of Young Peace-builders” at “What Can the World Learn from the Balkans: The Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 18, 2014

Ryota Jonen, from World Youth Movement for Democracy, and Anita Mitic, from Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia,on the last day of the seminar,…

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“Let’s talk about you(th)” debate

September 18, 2014

As a part of the seminar “What Can the World Learn from the Balkans: The Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”, we organized “Let’s…

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“We and They” – Identity Issues in Post conflict Societies”

September 18, 2014

During the seminar “What Can the World Learn from the Balkans: The Role of Youth in Democratic Transition” we talked about identity issues in…

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“Active Citizenship” session at “What Can the World Learn from the Balkans: The Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 18, 2014

During the session “Active Citizenship” we discussed what it means to be an active citizen and the challenges we need to overcome in order…

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

September 15, 2014

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY  September 15, 2014 A Special Message In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly issued a resolution encouraging governments around the…

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“Round Table with Political Leaders “ at “What Can The World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 10, 2014

During this session, we were talking with young political leaders from Bosnian political parties. We discussed how to establish meaningful engagement of youth in…

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Activism vs. Politics: Youth Engagement in Politics

September 10, 2014

During the seminar “What Can The World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition” we talked about youth engagement in…

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“Youth Needs Jobs” session on seminar “What Can The World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 10, 2014

During this session “Youth Needs Jobs”, participants heard a presentation about youth unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other regional countries, held by Adis…

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“Viable Peace: Lessons Learned” at “What Can the World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 9, 2014

One of the sessions during the seminar was “Viable Peace: Lessons Learned”. Participants shared their vision of peace. They agreed that peace is to…

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Participants of “What Can the World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition” visited Srebrenica Genocide Museum

September 9, 2014

Participants of the seminar visited Srebrenica Genocide Museum in Sarajevo. The Srebrenica genocide happened in July 1995. More than 8,000 Bosniaks, mainly men and…

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Presentation about the fall of Yugoslavia during “What Can the World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition”

September 9, 2014

The very first sessions of the seminar “What Can the World Learn From the Balkans: the Role of Youth in Democratic Transition” was a…

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International Youth Day: Addressing Mental Health- Video and Photo Contest Winners

September 6, 2014

The theme for this year’s International Youth Day was Mental Health. Youth with mental health disabilities are often excluded from civic and political participation.…

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Youth and Change Resistance Online Discussion in Arabic-Saturday, 06/09/2014 11:00 AM EST

September 4, 2014

online discussion announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmGFxGlfQek   الجلسة النقاشية الثانية : الشباب ومقاومة التغيير التاريخ : السبت الموافق 4102 9 6 الحادية عشر بتوقيت واشنطن ..…

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The 6th UNAOC Global Forum: Youth for the ‘Unity in Diversity’

September 2, 2014

Out of more than 3,000 applicants worldwide, only 100 participants qualified to join the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) the 6th Global Forum…

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PEACE COMMITTEE INSTRUMENTAL FOR VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

September 2, 2014

A Peace Committee established in Mazowe ward 12 Hodobo village has proved to be instrumental in the development of the village. The committee initially…

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The Role of Youth in Social Movements Online Discussion

August 28, 2014

المشاركين : -         الخطاب الروحاني , اليمن : نشاط شبابي في اليمن ومدرب في التنمية الذاتية , هو ايضا إعلامي وصحفي وله العديد من…

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A Young Entrepreneur from Zimbabwe Interviews U.S. President Obama

August 26, 2014

A Young Entrepreneur from Zimbabwe Interviews U.S. President Obama   Washington, DC—Sitting before an audience of business and government leaders, including the Chairperson of…

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New Tactics in Human Rights

August 26, 2014

Join our conversation on community paralegals, this week! Join Christina Williams of Reinventing the Rules, Abigail Moy of Namati and the New Tactics online…

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1st Online Discussion with New Hurford Youth Fellow, Rami Soud-Youth Roles in Social Movements (Arabic), August 28th, 11am EST

August 25, 2014

1st online discussion announcement Arabic الجلسة  النقاشية الأولى مع رامي سعود دور الشباب في الحركات الاجتماعية   الوقت : 28 آب 2014 سيتم نقاش…

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I Was Not Alone

August 25, 2014

New Civic Space Initiative Video Release: Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement in Pakistan   The World Movement for Democracy is pleased to announce the release of…

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URGENT! Toward Islamic group the official website of the Nefes LGBT hacked

August 22, 2014

The official website of the Nefes LGBT hacked On August 22nd the official website (www.lgbtaz.org) of Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance was hacked. Unknown people got…

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Mohammed Bouazizi Fellowship for Grassroots Activists

August 22, 2014

Mohammed Bouazizi Fellowship for Grassroots Activists: Zimbabwe Organization For The Youth In Politics (ZOYP) Deadline: 15 September 2014 6 – 10 October 2014 The…

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Azeri Human Rights Defender spends 30th birthday behind bars

August 19, 2014

Azeri journalist, human rights defender and Natalia Project Bearer Rasul Jafarov will spend his 30th birthday behind bars. He and many of his fellow human rights…

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Update on the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

August 19, 2014

Please see the update on the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia! Click the link below. NAYMOTE’S Update on the Ebola Virus Outbreak 001   Ebola…

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Introducing our 2014 Hurford Youth Fellow, Rami Soud from Jordan.

August 15, 2014

  Hurford Youth Fellow Rami Soud is from Jordan where he is the Vice President and Director of International Relations at the HIKAYA Center…

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Online discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics”

August 13, 2014

  http://iknowpolitics.org/en/news-events/e-newsletters/notices/online-discussion-can-young-people-break-socio-cultural-and-0?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=interact%40iknowpolitics.org Please check to ensure your language preference is correct. / Veuillez vérifier que le choix de langue est correct. / Por favor…

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IFES Celebrates International Youth Day

August 12, 2014

  IFES Celebrates International Youth Day Listen Service Learning: Fostering Citizenship and Democracy Meet Augusta Featherson, IFES Regional Program Officer, Europe and Asia, and…

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Happy International Youth Day!

August 12, 2014

The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is Mental Health. Youth with mental health disabilities are often excluded from civic and political participation.…

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Nicaragua Leadership Academy Reunion Connects Young Leaders

July 25, 2014

https://www.ndi.org/nicaragua-clpm-redes-launch Their names are scattered across a map of Nicaragua. Jaime Peters Flores is vice president of the Municipal Council of Adolescents and Youth…

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Women urged to champion service delivery

July 25, 2014

Institute for Young Women Development recently hosted stakeholders meeting following the finalisation and production of our report on the Survey on Young Women’s access…

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Deadline Approaching soon! International Youth Day: Addressing Mental Health Video and Photo Contest. Apply NOW

July 24, 2014

  INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH Video and Photo Contest Official Rules Administered by: World Youth Movement for Democracy and Generation Democracy  …

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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Ateki Seta Caxton

July 23, 2014

Ateki Seta Caxton is the founder and director of Network for Solidarity, Empowerment and Transformation for All – NewSETA in Cameroon, a nongovernmental organisation…

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What if Central Park was shut down?

July 18, 2014

Horsh Beirut is the largest park in Beirut, Lebanon and makes up 72% of the city’s green space. Yet, the park has been closed off…

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Check out this Video: IDP protest in Nyamira, Western Kenya

July 11, 2014

IDP protest in Nyamira, Western Kenya

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New Web Platform Crowdsources Human Rights

July 11, 2014

Josh Rogin A new internet tool seeks to put activists in closed societies in touch with skilled people in the free world who can…

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HRF and Grey Brasil Partner on Creative Ad Campaign

July 4, 2014

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) – The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and advertising agency Grey Brasil have teamed up to creatively raise awareness about…

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Hong Kong: Mass arrests a disturbing sign for peaceful protest

July 4, 2014

The Hong Kong authorities must release all those detained solely for peacefully protesting in pro-democracy demonstrations, said Amnesty International, after more than 500 people…

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“Cheer for Your Neighbor”

June 25, 2014

Cheer for Your Neighbor June 25, 2014 Throngs of young people jumped with joy after Croatia went ahead against Brazil in their World Cup…

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Belarus: Human Rights Defender Freed

June 24, 2014

Ales Bialiatski Released After 3 Years in Jail JUNE 24, 2014 (Berlin) – Belarusian authorities on June 21, 2014, freed Ales Bialiatski, one of the country’s…

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Entrepreneurs for Social Change: Call for applications now open

June 24, 2014

By Isabelle | Published: 17 June 2014 The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing a 7-day training in collaboration with Fondazione CRT and…

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Amnesty International launches new App to fight attack, kidnap and torture

June 24, 2014

Amnesty has released a new app for Android phones that activists can use to trigger an “alarm” on their phone to alert fellow activists…

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Turkey Protests: Are the Youth at Gezi Park a New Actor in Turkish Democracy?

June 20, 2014

Kemal Kirişci | June 13, 2013 2:10pm TÜSİAD Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe Director, Turkey Project As the heavy-handed Turkish police try…

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Stopping sexual violence in conflict: gender politics in foreign policy

June 20, 2014

ANNE MARIE GOETZ 20 June 2014 Last week, what was billed as the world’s largest summit on the issue of sexual violence in conflict, co-hosted by UK…

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How Tiananmen inspires Hong Kong youth

June 15, 2014

By Juliana Liu BBC News, Hong Kong http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27692234 On a sultry spring night, about a dozen students from Baptist University in Hong Kong serenaded…

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INDONESIA and the 2014 election: Youth Participation and Social Media

June 6, 2014

Indonesia now is the emerging democracy and vibrant economy powerhouse with growing positive contribution for the recent global development. Our democracy transition happened 16…

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Kenya: Over 100 Varsity Students Arrested in Fee Protest

May 21, 2014

BY JOSEPH MURAYA AND JEMIMAH WANGUI, 20 MAY 2014 Nairobi — Over 100 students were arrested on Tuesday afternoon as police stormed the University…

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Rodrigo Released

May 21, 2014

Leading human rights defender and president of Un Mundo Sin Mordaza (A World Without Censorship) Rodrigo Diamanti, was released over the weekend following his arbitrary…

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Hurford Fellowship Application Due May 23rd, 2014

May 20, 2014

The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth…

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Ecuador: HRF Condemns Harassment of Journalist in NYC Days After She Was Vilified by Correa

May 20, 2014

NEW YORK (May 15, 2014)–The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns theharassment suffered by Ecuadorean journalist Betty Escobar in New York City, and by her…

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To our Sisters: the Flowers of Sambisa Forest

May 16, 2014

  Many nights have gone and you are not home. The other me seems lost, lost because you are not here.   At first I…

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Freedom for Rodrigo

May 9, 2014

The World Youth Movement for Democracy strongly condemns the arrest of Rodrigo Diamanti, democracy activist and President of the organization Un Mundo sin Mordaza.…

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The Deadline for the Hurford Youth Fellows Program is Coming Up. Did you Apply?

April 9, 2014

The World Youth Movement for Democracy and the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invite you to apply for the Hurford Youth…

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Effective Youth Involvement in Making Economic Policy

April 2, 2014

/p> Effective Youth Involvement in Making Economic Policy Moderated by Anna Tovstukha Hurford Youth Fellow with presentations by   Mr. Majid Shabbir Islamabad Chamber…

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Join us for Webinar: Designing and Implementation of an Effective National Youth Policy

March 7, 2014

The World Youth Movement for Democracy presents Designing and Implementation of An Effective National Youth Policy Moderated by Anna Tovstukha Hurford Youth Fellow with…

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“Because Peace is About Love”

February 19, 2014

Aware Girls brought around 80 young peace activists from FATA, Swat and other settled areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan to celebrate Valentine’s…

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New WYMD Leadership Board

February 12, 2014

Congratulations! The voting has officially closed, and  Leadership Board of the World Youth Movement for Democracy was elected, based on the highest number of…

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Join us for Webinar: “Effective Mechanisms of Youth Influence on Decision-Making”

February 7, 2014

Click here to watch video The World Youth Movement for Democracy presents Effective Mechanisms of Youth Influence on Decision-Making Processes Moderated by Anna Tovstukha…

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How to Vote?

February 7, 2014

Voting:   Voting will take place on the WYMD website (wymdonline.org) and will only be open to registered members of the website. Therefore, you have…

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What is WYMD Leadership Board?

February 6, 2014

What is World Youth Movement for Democracy? The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the development of…

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

February 4, 2014

Youth, the backbone of any nation is influenced by several variables such as peers, lifestyle, gender, culture and is at a stage in which…

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There is no alternative on youth participation

February 3, 2014

Just as there can be no alternative to democracy in this age and time, there can be no alternative to youth participation in sustaining…

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Leadership Belongs to the Youth

February 3, 2014

The Kenyan President at a public address stated that leadership belongs to the youth and the future belongs to the children. For them to…

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Act local, think global

February 3, 2014

The world today is increasingly becoming a global village. Despite the vast expanses of distance that separate us, modern advances in technology have rendered…

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Women are not weak, they are the leaders

February 3, 2014

Democracy is the most acceptable and preferred form of government.  In democracy, people govern through free elected representatives. This systems is based on sovereignty,…

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Generation Connected More than Ever

February 1, 2014

The world is getting changed and developing day by day. It is run by a movement like environment movement, climate change movement, Movement for…

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Youth as Strength

February 1, 2014

All over the world, the youths have always been the strength of every nation both in times of peace or war, they define the…

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Act Local, Think Global Starts with You

January 31, 2014

He/she who keeps quiet in the eyes of tyranny and oppression he/she himself/herself is a typical oppressor and hybrid tyrant. When I know the…

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“United We Stand, Divided We Fall”

January 31, 2014

This truism “united we stand, divided we fall!” brings to my mind two self-evident facts regarding youth collaboration. The first is that the rights…

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Democracy – more and better opportunities for young people

January 31, 2014

Youth defined by several governments as people aged 15-35 years old constitute about half of today’s world population. Exciting enough, they are young, fresh,…

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Youth is the Present, Not Only the Future

January 31, 2014

In His Address at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt states: “We cannot always build the future for our youth,…

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Elie Obeid

January 29, 2014

“In his Inaugural Address on 20 January 1961, John F. Kennedy the newly elected president of the United States of America states: “Ask not…

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Maja Mićić

January 29, 2014

“My name is Maja Mićić and I have been engaged for more than five years in human rights work in the region of the Western…

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Xiomara Acevedo

January 29, 2014

I am Xiomy Acevedo and I am an internationalist and Im working in the development field, environmental issues and defending youth rights advocating for…

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Saba Ismail

January 29, 2014

“I am a feminist, peace and human rights activist and working for the empowerment of young women in the north western province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,…

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Md. Nahidul Islam

January 29, 2014

“I am Md. Nahidul Islam and Student of Department of Finance, Jagannath University and Dhaka, Bangladesh. I also president of United Nations Online Volunteers…

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Steve Harison

January 29, 2014

“My name is Steve Leonard Harison, I am Indonesian, 25 years old. At present, I am being the founder and CEO for Inspirator Muda…

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Tahir Zareef

January 29, 2014

I am serving as President of Balochistan Institute for Development (BIFD) since February, 2010 and as a construction manager-civil engineer with Baloch Construction Company…

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Joy Muthoni

January 29, 2014

“My name is Kiriungi Joy Muthoni, a young vibrant girl from Kenya, East Africa. I am currently undertaking my Bachelor of Laws degree, on…

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Chinedu Ekwealor

January 29, 2014

EKWEALOR Chinedu Thomas is a PhD candidate in the University of KwaZulu-Natal with early educational training in Nigeria and further studies at University of…

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Terence Chitapi

January 29, 2014

Terence is youth activist from Zimbabwe. He did my secondary education at Kutama College before enrolling at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in 2003.…

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Abidemi Oderinlo

January 29, 2014

I believe in service to self first; before others because only the strong can reach out with strength to support or save another more…

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Diphus Kiporp

January 29, 2014

Diphus has been a youth development & policy enthusiast and a social media buff for 6 years. His experience spans across project incubation &…

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Ateki Seta Caxton

January 29, 2014

Ateki is a graduate of the University of Buea, Cameroon and the founder and Executive Director of Network for Solidarity, Empowerment and Transformation for…

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Aaron Weah – Weah

January 29, 2014

S. Aaron Weah-Weah, III has eight years of experience as a youth activist and is the Project Officer of one of Liberia’s progressive youth…

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Campaign for Leadership Board Elections – Started

January 29, 2014

Campaign for Leadership elections started. Campaign will last from January 29th until February 7th. You can fallow camapign trought our website, Facebook and Twitter…

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Webinar: Is Activism an Effective Way to Influence Policy?

December 6, 2013

Click here to watch LIVE now  Wednesday, December 11 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m EST Click here to see the time for your location. Moderated by…

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Deadline Extended! Join the WYMD Leadership Board

December 6, 2013

The application deadline has been extended until January 17.  The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the…

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Fellowship Opportunity: Young African Leaders Initiative

December 2, 2013

From: http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/ Introducing the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders President Obama announces the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a new flagship program of…

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Art for Democracy Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

December 2, 2013

London, 26 November 2013.The Baku-based Art for Democracy campaign has launched a new fundraising campaign through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Art for Democracy is…

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Statement: 2013 World Youth Day for Democracy Celebrates Freedom of Expression

October 17, 2013

October 18, 2013 The World Youth Movement for Democracy invites you to join us in celebrating the 2013 World Youth Day for Democracy. Annually…

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Joins Us for Webinar on “Making Your Voice Heard: Opportunities for Youth Political Participation”

October 14, 2013

VIEW LIVESTREAM HERE: http://youtu.be/dIj1S7wVbhY Moderated by Anita Mitic Hurford Youth Fellow with presentations by Kingsley Bangwell, Nigeria (Youngstars Foundation) Muriel Asseraf, Brazil (Conectas Human…

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Requests of Belgrade Pride 2013 To Authorities in Serbia

October 2, 2013

Considering the systematic discrimination against members of LGBT community, which leads to the situation in which a minority group, which is being threatened with…

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Venezuelan Authorities Deny Kenyan Artist Entry to Perform in Freedom of Expression Festival

September 27, 2013

From Un Mundo Sin Mordaza: Immigration Authorities Deny Entrance to African Singer Dan Aceda Caracas, September 27, 2013 On Friday morning, September 27, Kenyan…

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Global Fluency: The Importance of Building International Alliances

September 26, 2013

What is “global fluency” and why is it important? On September 16, the GIVE1Proejct, the World Youth Movement for Democracy, and the Africa Program…

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World Youth Day for Democracy Participating Organizations

September 25, 2013

Participating organizations: Here are some of the organizations around the world who have reached out to us to let us know about their plans…

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The Dynamics of Power: Deconstructing the Single Narrative of the Rural Woman

September 24, 2013

The printed text in my development theory books often blur. The heavy discourse seemed to always be drenched in self righteous proclamations, burdened assumptions,…

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Young Journalism and anti-Corruption Webinar: Highlights

September 20, 2013

Missed our last webinar? Catch up here. Over the course of an hour, panelists from all around the world spoke of their experiences in…

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Youth Against Corruption: Education Campaigns

September 13, 2013

  Resource compiled by Margarita Valdes 2013 Hurford Youth Fellow You can download this resource here: WYMD Fellow – Education Campaigns& Resources Introduction Behind every…

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Let us know what you’re doing for the 2013 World Youth Day for Democracy

August 30, 2013

  The World Youth Movement for Democracy invites you to celebrate the World Youth Day for Democracy on October 18, 2013. This is the…

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“Bold Idea for Syria” 99-Second Debate Competition

August 23, 2013

I would like to introduce you to the Munathara Initiative, an organization that seeks to empower Arab youth to become opinion leaders through debate.…

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Youth Celebrate Historic March on Washington

August 22, 2013

“As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington approaches, universities across the country are preparing to commemorate the event and bring its message…

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Youth Standing Up To Corruption – Summary

August 21, 2013

Summary by Margarita Valdes This month’s online discussion featured young activists from around the world as they discussed how corruption manifests itself in their…

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Girl Child: One Woman’s Quest to Redefine Her Society

July 16, 2013

Girl Child tells the story of Glanis, a woman who grew up in a village in politically and economically troubled Zimbabwe. Glanis challenges the…

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WYMD Statement of Solidarity: Authorities Impose Travel Ban on Photojournalist Mehman Huseynov

June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013 Azerbaijani Authorities Impose Travel Ban on Photojournalist Mehman Huseynov The World Youth Movement for Democracy joins the many voices calling for…

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Niwa Rahmad Dwitama

June 11, 2013

Niwa Rahmad Dwitama is a co-founder of Indonesian Future Leaders (IFL), a youth NGO which encourages young Indonesians to engage in social activism and voluntary activities…

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Read WYMD’s May Newsletter

May 31, 2013

This issue features young activists’ responses on issues around the world, from a youth workshop in Mongolia to monitoring the 2013 elections in Pakistan.…

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Video Message from Youth

May 19, 2013

from the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies   What matters to you?

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Women to come out and vote in Pakistan Elections

May 12, 2013

In a recent interview with The Guardian, 2013 Hurford Youth Fellow Saba Ismail spoke about her experiences working with young women and girls in…

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Anti-Censorship youth group commemorates Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2013

Press Release: “On Friday 3th, May 2013, Un Mundo Sin Mordaza (A World without Censorship) will promote the photo exposition “Tu voz es tu…

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Emmanuel Kitamirike

May 2, 2013

Emmanuel Kitamirike is a program management professional and youth activist and executive director with Uganda Youth Network, a “forum for consultation on proposed legislation and government…

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Call for applications // Executive Director

March 29, 2013

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (Croatia) announces the call for applications for the position of Executive Director Basic requirements: • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (students…

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2012 World Youth Day for Democracy

March 18, 2013

World Youth Day for Democracy 2012 Every year, on October 18, the World Youth Movement for Democracy celebrates the World Youth Day for Democracy.…

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Guides and Resources

March 16, 2013

Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders  http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/esecman This guide was written especially for human rights defenders in the evolving world of online…

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2010 World Youth Day for Democracy

March 16, 2013

Thank you to all who participated in the World Youth Day for Democracy on October 18, 2010!! World Youth Day for Democracy is the…

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Statement from the 4th WYMD Meeting

March 16, 2013

Statement at the 4th World Youth Movement for Democracy meeting 14th of April – Jakarta, Indonesia We, the young people present at the 6th…

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Strategic Plan 2010-2012

March 16, 2013

Background At the Third Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in South Africa in 2004, a group of young democracy and human rights…

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2012 Global Photo Contest: Winning Photos

March 10, 2013

Youth In Action: A Snapshot of Democracy 2012 Global WYMD Photo Contest Winners Here are the results for the second WYMD Global Photo Contest, Youth…

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2011 Global Photo Contest: Winning Photos

March 9, 2013

Young individuals from all around the world sent in their photographs, showcasing democracy in their lives and around their communities, and thousands of people voted…

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Saba Ismail

March 7, 2013

Saba Ismail is an executive director of Aware Girls, a women-led organization in Pakistan and a 2013 Hurford Youth Fellow at the World Youth…

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World Youth Day 2012

October 29, 2012

On Thursday, October 18th 2012, the world celebrated the 9th annual World Youth Day for Democracy. This year’s theme, Claim the Future, was a…

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Interview with Mary Aileen Bacalso

June 5, 2011

In commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared (29 May – 4 June), the Youth Movement through Deewai Rodriguez (Leadership Board Member) interviewed…

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