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October 2015

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October 30, 2015
With more than 30 years of IRI’s work in promoting democracy around the world, we have witnessed the effect of a long-term engagement with and continued assistance to democratic movements.  In fact, the long-term engagement is what makes IRI uniquely qualified to provide the most relevant... Read More
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Erika Veberyte

Senior Advisor to the President for International and Women’s Organizations
October 30, 2015
Las elecciones en Guatemala siempre son marcadas por temas controversiales. Hace unos años eran temas un tanto más ideológicos, que si la izquierda o la derecha, que si los liberales o los conservadores. Después los temas se fueron volviendo más controversiales, que si los militares regresarían al... Read More
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Diego Palma

Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean
October 29, 2015
IRI is thrilled to announce South Sudan Democratic Engagement, Monitoring and Observation Programme (SSuDEMOP) as the recipient of the Rich Williamson Women of Peace Initiative in South Sudan and Sudan.  The initiative, which supports peace... Read More
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Leanne Blanchette

Senior Assistant Program Officer, Africa Division
October 29, 2015
On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their leadership in establishing and mediating the country’s National Dialogue process in 2013. The quartet, made up of a diverse group of civil society organizations -- trade unionists, human... Read More
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Lucy Bierer

Program Assistant, Middle East North Africa
October 29, 2015
Day two of IRI’s gender assessment of the women’s participation in the electoral process in Tanzania continued the flurry of briefings from election and gender experts. Gender and Governance The second panel on Day 1 included experts from several gender-focused organizations, including... Read More
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Kathleen Schmermund

Program Officer, Africa Division
October 28, 2015
Supported by the Women's Democracy Network (WDN), IRI facilitated a gender assessment of the recent Tanzania elections that took place on Sunday.  The assessment addressed the gaps in data collection around women’s participation in the electoral process... Read More
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Kathleen Schmermund

Program Officer, Africa Division
October 28, 2015
Despite making up over two-thirds of the population of Cambodia, youth remain marginalized by numerous political, societal and economic challenges.  One of the primary challenges that confronts youth in Cambodia is that despite their numerical size, politicians over the age of 30 still... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
October 28, 2015
Paul Ryan and I were both elected to Congress from Wisconsin in 1998. Our friendship quickly grew during the hours we spent together walking back and forth from votes (our offices were fifty feet apart in the Longworth Building), comparing notes during hearings, milling about the House chambers... Read More
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Mark Green

President
October 26, 2015
La llegada del internet revolucionó por completo nuestras vidas, no sólo ha desaparecido las fronteras al poner a nuestra disposición el mundo con un solo click. También cambió la forma en las que nos relacionamos y comunicamos, disolvió jerarquías, estructuras, volvió al mundo más horizontal.... Read More
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Norma Ruiz

Oficial de Programas
October 24, 2015
One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to travel and see firsthand just how much impact our programs have in the communities and countries where we work. Guatemala is no exception. After 11 long years, I am once again in this beautiful country. While my backpacking gear is long gone and I’m... Read More
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Katya Rimkunas

Deputy Director, Latin America and Caribbean Division

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