The World Movement for Democracy 11th Global Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan, brought together democracy activists from more than 70 countries to work together toward a democratic future.
World Movement Steering Committee Chair and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa welcomed attendees and spoke about winning the battle of facts. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated Taiwan’s commitment to advancing freedom around the world. NED Board Member Anne Applebaum delivered the keynote address on fighting for democracy in a new era. Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin moderated a panel on securing technology for democracy with NED Board Member Eileen Donohoe and Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang.
The assembly closed with the Democracy Courage Tributes honoring movements that demonstrate extraordinary courage in their work to advance freedom and human rights:
To organize the 11th Global Assembly, the World Movement partnered with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, Garden of Hope Foundation, Taiwan Tongzi (LGBTQ+) Hotline Association, Information Operations Research Group (IORG), and Taiwan Youth Association for Democracy.
Watch the livestream videos of the 11th Global Assembly here.