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September 09, 2015
The events that unfolded on August 31 outside of Kyiv’s parliament had little to do with the government’s plan to decentralize power in Ukraine but was instead the result of irresponsible politicians and an overly heated and charged political atmosphere.   A majority of Ukrainians support... Read More
Posted by

Michael Druckman

Resident Country Director, Ukraine
September 06, 2015
SUNDAY NOON—As I stand outside a voting center in Antigua, Guatemala, a long line stretches outside the door, although we won’t know the outcome until the polls close and the votes are counted, it’s likely that citizens will get the Most Valuable Player award. Let me explain.  If you’re... Read More
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Sara Danish

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
June 04, 2015
Today, there is a real need to define women’s political participation broader than just women serving in national office.  Political participation is also women’s leadership and engagement in decision making processes in their communities. Women’s role at the local level is critical. ... Read More
March 24, 2015
Earlier this month the International Republican Institute (IRI) in conjunction with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) celebrated women's leadership from across Kenya at an event supported by the United... Read More
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John G. Tomaszewski

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, AFRICA