December 2016

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December 28, 2016
A talented young woman from the Orjan district of Al-Oyoun, Jordan, Nihad Bani Sa’eed, is an impressive new graduate of IRI’s Empower program. (Lean more about our Empower program here) “I gained a lot of life skills that... Read More
December 27, 2016
Pareciera que para el año 2016 hay una palabra que se repitió constantemente en los medios alrededor del mundo: Corrupción. Es que en diversas sociedades se ha pasado más allá de la indignación al hartazgo y rabia ante los escandalosos casos de corrupción; aparentemente el rechazo de las sociedades... Read More
December 22, 2016
Since the 2010-2011 revolution, Tunisia’s government has struggled through multiple changes in leadership as it finds it footing and embarks on a new phase of history.  Over the course of the ongoing transition faith in the government has waned as public expectations, especially among youth,... Read More
December 21, 2016
On December 7, I was deployed as part of an IRI team that conducted an Election Day assessment of women’s participation in Ghana’s electoral process. I was deployed to Ghana’s Northern Region. During my trip, I had the opportunity to meet and interview women to get a better understanding of their... Read More
December 20, 2016
Dina Bani Doumi says that she feels inspired and more confident since joining IRI’s Empower program in 2014. “The program helped me a lot! First and foremost, in my daily life among family members, I feel like I can speak... Read More
December 20, 2016
For several years now, the German federal and state security services have managed to just outpace a number of planned terrorist attacks in the country.  Breaking up plot after plot just before it could be carried out, they had kept Germany’s citizens protected from the kinds of large-scale,... Read More
December 19, 2016
The people of Bhutan, who chose their local government leaders for the second time since its democratic transition on September 27, had more choices than ever with 3,391 hopefuls, including many women and youth candidates, vying for the 1,499 posts. There are many possible reasons for this... Read More
December 16, 2016
Balancing the governance equation IRI’s Citizen Academy program is modeled after longstanding, successful municipal outreach programs in Alexandra, VA and Scottsdale, AZ. The program started in Jordan near the end of 2015. Citizen Academies provide city residents with the knowledge and networks... Read More
December 15, 2016
For many years, Olga Pikula had encountered firsthand the plight of homeless animals in her hometown of Mariupol, Ukraine through her own volunteer work. It wasn’t until working with IRI as a newly-elected LEO (local elected official) of Mariupol’s City Council, however, that she felt truly... Read More
December 13, 2016
Since 2007, Politico has been feeding the insatiable appetites of DC insiders, policy wonks, hill staffers, as well as poli-sci students across the country with political analysis on the day-to-day of American democracy in action. In 2015, Politico launched... Read More

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