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March 2018

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March 30, 2018
Under the oppressive Taliban regime, Naheed Farid was forced to drop out of school. Witnessing the denial of rights to Afghan women for years, she dedicated her career to empowering women. In Afghanistan, barriers to women’s leadership begin at a young age with lack of education for girls. The... Read More
March 29, 2018
“Fake news,” or disinformation, has become a global concern. Democratic governance works best with an informed, discerning electorate. But what happens when the electorate consumes false information? What happens when popular news stories contain half-truths and half-fictions? As Latin America... Read More
March 28, 2018
La lucha contra la corrupción es un factor que está generando muchos espacios de acción y diálogo a lo largo de Latinoamérica, cada país con sus particularidades y gobiernos con diferentes posturas ideológicas. Países como Guatemala y El Salvador cuentan con muchos rasgos culturales e históricos... Read More
March 27, 2018
This month, Russian voters went to the polls to elect their president for a six-year term. To no one’s surprise, results confirm the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, prevailed yet again. Initial reports gave him as much as 76 percent, and 56.2 million votes - the highest number cast for a... Read More
March 26, 2018
March 11, Colombia had its first election following the 2016-peace accord that ended some 50 years of internal conflict.  It changed the legislative landscape by allocating 10 mandatory seats to the former FARC guerrillas (now called the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force). Overall, the... Read More
March 23, 2018
Argentina’s legislative quota law in 1991 set the path for women’s political participation in Latin America. Since then, 11 countries on the continent have introduced similar laws, and Argentina has continued to create legislation to ensure equal political representation for women. A 2017 bill for... Read More
March 22, 2018
History feels like it should be a static, dusty thing that lives only in books. It is something you study in a classroom, disconnected from the present. We all experience history’s legacy in the present day, whether consciously or not, but generally as passive observers. For most, history is... Read More
March 21, 2018
Last month, we attended a workshop hosted by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners dedicated to generating and disseminating ... Read More
March 20, 2018
In honor of International Women’s Day we are debuting the series with an exciting new study on stereotypes about women and perceptions of police corruption:  Barnes, Tiffany D., Emily Beaulieu, and Gregory W. Saxton. 2018. “... Read More
March 19, 2018
Last month, IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research (CISR) released a new Kyrgyzstan poll based on interviews conducted in the... Read More

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