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November 21, 2016
Last week The Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) in partnership with Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) hosted the “Women, Peace & Security Conference” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. WDN, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year,... Read More
October 11, 2016
In order to understand the major impact that Women’s Democracy Network member Kansiime is having with girls in Uganda, we must first realize what young girls have to overcome in that country. To put it in simple terms, in Uganda men expect women to be docile and... Read More
June 15, 2016
This month we launched the Women’s Democracy Network’s (WDN) largest chapter. The induction of Zhenskaya Demokratichyskaya Set (ZDS) into WDN now adds more than 4,000 politically and socially active women leaders in Kyrgyzstan. The event commenced with inspiring... Read More
October 06, 2015
Sihem Bensedrine is a longtime advocate of human rights and a member of IRI’s International Advisory Council.  In her home country of Tunisia, she resisted the Ben Ali regime for decades and called for the world’s attention to the abuses of Tunisia’s police state.  Today, following... Read More
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Leo Siebert

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Division
April 08, 2015
On April 4, IRI conducted a clean-up initiative in Deir Alaa municipality with of 55 participants including Ann-Robin Anthony, WDN deputy director, Patricia Morgan, state representative of Rhode Island, IRI staff, Deir Alaa Empower Committee, Northen Shouna Empower Committee, All Jordan... Read More
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Kailey Waring

Graphic Designer
March 13, 2015
It’s 11:40 p.m. and it’s quiet for a moment in our Washington, D.C. hotel room, which my fellow Program Assistant Megan and I have dubbed the “command center.”  For the sake of WDN’s international Women’s Day Conference though, we have ceased to be Program Assistants and have become logistics... Read More
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Emma Daniels

Program Assistant, Women's Democracy Network
March 06, 2015
At IRI we believe that a full and robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women. When women participate as decision makers, the economic and social well-being of their country grows, and more inclusive governing and peace building processes take root. Yet, millions of women continue... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
March 02, 2015
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, WDN will take time to recognize two women who have become leaders in their own countries and serve as role models to women around the world.  Tarja Halonen, president of Finland from 2000-2012, and Oyun... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs