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July 11, 2017
The International Republican Institute established the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) nearly one decade ago. Founded in 2008, AWLI has brought together over one hundred women across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on one simple... Read More
February 02, 2016
On December 12, 2015 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held municipal elections that were historic for a number of reasons. First, in the influential oil-rich country, which houses the Muslim world’s two holiest cities, the prospects for democratic reform at the municipal level could have a positive... Read More
March 13, 2015
As we reflect on the importance of International Women’s Day in 2015, it is important to consider the role that women play in the process of democratic nation-building across the world.  In the Middle East and North Africa, women activists in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Saudi Arabia (to name a few... Read More