BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our high-level Advisory council provides important strategic advice, analysis and advocacy on protecting and strengthening democracy worldwide.The council is not part of day-to-day decision and grant making at Action for Democracy and are not privy to the details of our supporting activities in our focus countries.
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
Kati Marton is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. She is a former chairwoman of the International Women's Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation.
OUR EXPERT ADVISORS
Author of The Fighting Soul, Former Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders
- WE THE PEOPLE!
Democracy is about us, and in the words of the United Nations Charter, is about ‘we the peoples.’ The voices and visions of all will be required as we listen to each other, share insights, harness ingenuity, and build consensus on a global community that we share and live in. We must not remain idle and become complacent observers of the powerful changes around us. Here are some of the voices of democracy that call out a need for global action:
Dookie, Thailand (37)
"As someone working in media my concern has always been freedom of speech. In Thailand, even though we say we have independent media, certain taboo topics are protected by le majesty. Anyone caught saying anything against the monarchy can go to jail. Even though the government doesn’t always enforce the law, as a result of the recent mass protests of a new generation of activists, the law still exists and the fears of going to jail for having an opinion weigh heavy on everyone."
JOIN US! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Are you a gay-rights activist in Hungary, or a woman’s health organization in Poland !? If you are fighting for issues that connect to the larger story of human rights and democratic values we want to hear from you! We can help put you within the reach of small donors from around the world in a safe and validated format. The bigger the community the bigger our power to fight back against autocratic rule. Together we can act in a way makes democracy stronger!