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June 2017

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June 28, 2017
Georgia is the strongest democracy in the former Soviet Union, with aspirations to become a member of the European Union.  For many years, Georgia was widely considered a failed state, with an economy and political system crippled by systemic corruption and non-functioning public services.... Read More
June 27, 2017
Representing over 30 percent of the population, youth are a pool of untapped talent with the potential to become active members in the political process. Moroccan youth are looking to make a change. Engaging them to peacefully participate in their country’s political process and allowing them... Read More
June 26, 2017
Seize the moment was the unofficial motto of our first House Democracy Partnership (HDP) technical assistance consultancy (TAC) to Guatemala. Guatemala is at a critical juncture. Since 2015, the nation has undergone a democratic revolution of sorts. The legislature has answered citizen calls for... Read More
June 23, 2017
If you say the Tunisian Arabic phrase “Arjaa Ghoudwa,”  youth will give you a knowing look and understand immediately. Although it means “come back tomorrow,” which seems pretty innocuous, there is actually a deeper connotation.   As IRI works with youth around Tunisia through our... Read More
June 22, 2017
The first of June, I was fortunate to be traveling with an IRI-sponsored delegation of municipal leaders from La Lima, Honduras, and Salcajá, Guatemala, to Costa Rica and Panama, made possible through a grant from the government of Canada. Our meetings focused on best practices on community... Read More
June 22, 2017
IRI’s Young Women Lead! program brings together promising young Thai women to listen to the personal testimonials of inspiring women from Thailand and the wider international community who have broken through barriers associated with traditional gender stereotypes to flourish in their careers.... Read More
June 21, 2017
In our sixth episode of "Global", we are talking with the Chairman of the American Academy in Berlin Gahl Burt, and IRI Regional Director for Europe Jan Surotchak. Here's our behind-the-scenes blog with related media and some fast facts. Q:... Read More
June 20, 2017
Women need a seat at the political table and IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) helps make that happen. To increase women’s participation in the political process WDN develops the leadership skills of women and strengthens the ability of women to compete in... Read More
June 20, 2017
En Colombia, en medio de la guerra que hemos vivido por décadas, muchas personas han sido víctimas del conflicto. Sin embargo, la cifra de los jóvenes es devastadora, malos tratos, humillaciones e injusticias han sido la verdad oculta con la que han vivido por muchos años. Con el objetivo de... Read More
June 20, 2017
Thirty years ago, President Reagan, a hero to many, stood up in front of the West Berlin audience, with the monumental Brandenburg gate behind his back, and spoke these unforgettable words: “We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of... Read More

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