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Statement on the European Democracy Action Plan

Demo Finland and 45 other European democracy and human rights organisations have signed a statement on the European Democracy Action Plan....

Statement: EU must support human rights and democracy in Belarus

Together with other European democracy organisations, Demo Finland calls on the EU member states and institutions to support human rights, justice and...

A Joint Call to Defend Democracy

More than 500 political and civil leaders, Nobel Laureates and pro-democracy institutions have signed an open letter to defend democracy. Demo Finland...

Our Annual Report 2019 is out

In 2019, we worked in an environment where many aspects of democracy were declining worldwide, according to several reports that measure the...

Transparency and free flow of information are needed in fighting pandemics

The final effects of the COVID-19 crisis remain to be seen, and so far both democratic and authoritarian countries have shown success...

From a corona pandemic to a polarization pandemic?

During the current global crisis, many have made an appeal for more cooperation. Common ground has been found quite well in small...

Covid-19 has not stopped our work for democracy

The pandemic may affect democracy in a negative way, and therefore it is crucial that support to democracy continues despite the restrictions...

Attitudes and resources affect women’s political participation in Zambia

A recent master’s thesis from Tampere University examines women’s political participation in Zambia. According to the study, the main factors that hinder...

Europe should build closer ties with democratic Africa

Finland and the European Union are defining their relationship with Africa this year. The official rhetoric emphasises a balanced partnership between the...

Support to multiparty dialogue enhances democratic oversight of extractive industries sector in Mozambique

March 17th marked the official launch of the 2nd phase of our joint programme with Associacão Instituto para Democracia Multipartidária (IMD) and...