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March 06, 2018
Why do women matter to the global economy? The Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) answers this question throughout the 2018 International Women’s Day Conference. This week, Women’s Democracy Network is hosting its annual International Women’s Day Conference in... Read More
March 05, 2018
In honor of International Women's Day, the Women's Democracy Network (WDN) will feature four of our members from around the world. Each woman comes from a different background and has a different story, but they embody many of same qualities; determination, passion... Read More
February 20, 2018
More than half of eligible voters in Nigeria are under the age of 35, yet less than five percent of youth in the country are elected members of government. Young Nigerians continue to turn out in large numbers to vote during key elections, yet remain disenfranchised from decision-making processes,... Read More
February 12, 2018
El presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, necesitaba hacer borrón y cuenta nueva en su gobierno. Tras ganar una ajustadísima elección presidencial con el 51.16% de los votos, Moreno requería legitimar su administración luego de romper con la legacía de su predecesor y purgar a figuras... Read More
February 04, 2018
An unusual vehicle is winding its way from town to town in El Salvador. It’s the Vota Bus and its goal is to educate citizens on how the voting process works ahead of the March 4 municipal and legislative elections. The retrofitted party bus is tricked out with touch-screen computers where... Read More
February 01, 2018
When you think about Russia, democracy is the last word that comes to mind. Yet, Russian citizens believe that President Putin is promoting democratic values and fulfilling the will of his... Read More
January 31, 2018
In a functioning democracy, all citizens should have meaningful opportunities to make their voices heard and play a role in decision-making processes. A ubiquitous challenge that countries face to this is ensuring that marginalized populations are actively involved in the development process. For... Read More
January 24, 2018
The remote interior regions of Tunisia lack infrastructure. Villages can be far apart, and roads dangerous. Therefore, when thinking of a way to contact voters about upcoming local elections, one must be innovative. Tunisia is transitioning to democratic government following the toppling of its... Read More
January 24, 2018
Throughout the years, I have worked on numerous programs aimed at empowering youth to participate in politics and civil society. Most recently, I had the privilege to partner with the international organization, World Learning, on a two-year, USAID initiative in Mongolia designed to inculcate... Read More
January 23, 2018
My career in international democracy assistance began at a very unique time. I started working for the International Republican Institute (IRI) in the late 1990s, when Indonesia was reeling from the Asian financial crisis, student-led protests and the conflict in Timor-Leste. In 1999, Indonesia... Read More