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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 23, 2015
In the U.S. we often lament the fact that youth have such low voter turnout rates in a country that prides itself on democratic principles.  How can democracy flourish in any country if an entire age group of voting-eligible citizens acts so apathetically toward this civic duty?  In Tanzania, the... Read More
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Anne Govern

Program Assistant, Africa Division
October 21, 2015
In different countries they have different names, but they all share a vital role in the integrity of an election, regardless of where it is.  Call them what you will - party agents, polling station agents, poll watchers or election inspectors – these are the people that parties and... Read More
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Josh Hills

Resident Director of Political Party Development, Burma