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March 16, 2018
March 4, 2018, the Salvadoran public went to the polls to select national assembly deputies, mayors and municipal councils. These elections were historic for a number of... Read More
March 15, 2018
Young people are often excluded or overlooked as political candidates. Politics is typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men. Young people are systematically marginalized because of their age and perceived lack of experience. In Indonesia, 65 million people of the current... Read More
March 13, 2018
In late January a winter storm swept hundreds of tons of trash onto resort beaches north of Beirut, covering the once picturesque shore in a sea of sodden plastic and debris.... Read More
March 12, 2018
“Rest assured that America’s investment in Kosovo has not gone in vain. Kosovo is today, free…with a parliament elected by fair and democratic elections” - Hon. Kadri Veseli, Chairman of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo Just a few weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of Kosovars gathered in the... Read More
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
March 04, 2018
IRI’s Central America team is in El Salvador this weekend for an election assessment of the March 4, 2018 municipal and legislative elections. What is our objective, why does it matter, and what have we observed? What is our objective? Our goal is to assess the use of democratic norms in El... Read More
February 27, 2018
In a world that loves the transparency and instant gratification of social media, political participation, which is slow in nature and oftentimes corrupt, does not appeal to many young people. In Thailand, this is compounded by the fact that politics is tightly controlled by a patronage system... Read More
February 26, 2018
A raíz del sismo que impacto a México el 19 de septiembre del 2017, los jóvenes fueron reconocidos como actores de cambio. Con una gran iniciativa para reconstruir el país y nuestra sociedad, la famosa frase, Los jóvenes han... Read More
February 23, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) served as an expert judge for the significant municipal awards in Mexico recently. Along with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the International Association of City Managers and... Read More