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May 2017

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May 29, 2017
Last week, IRI Nigeria Program Director Sentell Barnes sat down with Ndi Kato, a rising star in Nigerian politics. Ndi has joined IRI for trainings for young women in political parties and she is currently working to increase the number of women registered to vote in Kaduna State. She joined... Read More
May 26, 2017
Women’s voices are still missing in the political spear worldwide. For any country to achieve and sustain a full democracy woman must have the opportunity to participate in the political process. Some might ask why this is important. To them I ask, “What is democracy? Is it people for the people,... Read More
May 26, 2017
While the rest of the world worries about the impact of fake news on elections and referendums in the United States, United Kingdom and most recently France, emerging democracies are facing the same threat. Fake news has come to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region with a vengeance and it is... Read More
May 25, 2017
For all of us at IRI Africa, our favorite day of the year – Africa Day - is coming to a close. IRI staff and partners across the continent took the day to celebrate the rich history and cultures of the region we love, to reflect on its unlimited potential and to take a look back on our work this... Read More
May 25, 2017
As noted in previous blogs about the Central African Republic (CAR), few African countries in the world face more challenges than the small country of CAR. Strategically placed at the center of... Read More
May 24, 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 24, 2017
No es difícil notar que en los últimos años la transparencia es una tarea pendiente a todos los niveles y en diversas regiones del mundo, especialmente en lo relativo a la forma de hacer gobierno (gobernar). En mi opinión, la transparencia es un requisito para generar confianza y es la base para... Read More
May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, the outgoing president of Timor-Leste called an election for National Parliament, set to take place on Saturday, July 22. This will be the fourth parliamentary election held since the country restored independence from Indonesia in 2002. You can learn more about Timor-Leste... 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
May 17, 2017
Political participation plays a critical role in the promotion of democratic governance, the rule of law, social inclusion and economic development. The right to participate in political life is important in empowering individuals and groups which can eliminate marginalization and discrimination.... Read More

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