Democracy and Justice
Our August 2022 Global Call On our monthly call for the Movement for Community-led Developmentand as we prepare for International Day of Democracy and the UN General Assembly, we heard from two inspiring leaders: Christina Ruhinda, executive director, Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers(TANLAP) and Maybin Machalo, Director of Corporate Services, Local Government Association of […]
All Democracy is Local
A side event to the Summit for Democracy – December 6, 2021 A famous US politician once said “All politics is local.” By this he meant that the success of any political system depends on responding to local needs. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that every person has a right […]
All Politics is Local: Building Grassroots Democracy
The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of good nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, skills training, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues. Nations can allocate budgets and launch national programs, but actually getting basic public services to work requires good local government.