Innovative approaches to democracy support in the Middle East and North Africa, voter registration systems and democracy activists’ testimonies are but a few of the initiatives and publications highlighted in the latest newsletter from the World Movement for Democracy.
Later this month, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy launches its new publication, “Beyond Orthodox Approaches – Assessing Opportunities for Democracy Support in the Middle East and North Africa,” featuring case studies of Morocco, Egypt, and Iran and a discussion on possibilities for democratization in the region.
Voter registration systems in Central and Eastern Europe are the subject of a new report from the Association of European Election Officials. Drawing on information, data, and self-assessment of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from the region, the report’s case studies focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, and Moldova. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supported the project.
The American Federation of Teachers this week launched “Civic Voices: An International Democracy Memory Bank Project,” in which students from around the world recorded stories of activists in their communities who have participated in movements for human rights and democracy. This collection of narratives will contain transcripts of every interview submitted to the Democracy Memory Bank, as well as excerpts from selected videos.