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July 13, 2017
In countries across the globe, women are often disproportionately excluded from the political process. In an effort to combat this political trend, this year with support from the Middle East Partnership Initiative, IRI launched a program to increase women’s political participation in Libya. Our... Read More
May 19, 2017
I am energized by the incredible courage, energy and resolve of the Libyan women that participated in the five-day training “Increasing Women Political Participation in Libya,” sponsored by the International Republican Institute, where I was honored to be one of three facilitators. During the... Read More
February 20, 2017
With the support of the Middle East Partnership Initiative, IRI has launched a program designed to strengthen the participation of Libyan women in their country’s political process, as candidates, political activists and elected officials. This new project is designed to provide training on... Read More
November 27, 2016
Ain Draham is small town located high in the Kroumirie mountains only a few kilometers from the Algerian border. The historic summer resort area is a retreat for tourists seeking the healing effects of the hot springs. The town itself is anything but healing for local residents. Poverty,... Read More
December 02, 2015
More than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and discriminatory barriers that often exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
November 30, 2015
“Do you think we Muslims are all terrorists?” As an IRI trainer, I occasionally happen to travel beyond Europe to help my colleagues in other regions, and because of the relative proximity of my region to the Middle East as well as North and Sub-Saharan Africa, these trainings are often held in... Read More
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Thibault Muzergues

Resident Program Director, Europe Division
November 24, 2015
Integrating M&E in our offices: my personal experience Okay, I admit that monitoring and evaluation does sound like a mysterious science mastered by people who design complicated and exhausting tables and use difficult words such as “indicators” or “input and output” to complicate even more... Read More
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Youssra Bakhir

Program Coordinator and M&E Specialist, Morocco
November 03, 2015
This Saturday, IRI will hold a graduation ceremony for the 2015 class of our highly successful Empower program, as well as welcome the incoming class for 2016. The Empower program is designed to bolster the civic, professional, and political skills of women from government-designated “poverty... Read More
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Andy Yates

Resident Program Officer, Jordan
July 01, 2015
Pakistan’s 2013 general election was a significant triumph for the country’s democracy, as it was the first civilian transfer of power from one democratically elected government to another following the former’s successful completion of a five-year term. It was also later marred by allegations of... Read More