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March 21, 2017
“She Speaks. She Votes. She Leads. We Are All Heard.” celebrates women’s leadership through stories told by inspiring women. Senator Christina Diaz from Mexico shares her story about a she took the lead.   Read More
March 20, 2017
Corruption has long undermined Mexico’s development and frustration with the government is nothing new. Mexicans are fed up with their politicians. It can be hard for citizens to see how they can change the status quo. Over the past 20 years’ civil society organizations have gained significant... Read More
March 20, 2017
Dinara Habibullaieva is a proactive young twenty-three-year-old who gets inspiration from helping achieve results for a better Ukraine. Dinara is an assistant to a Member of Ukraine’s Parliament in Kyiv.  However, back in her home town of Dnipro, Dinara also leads the youth wing of the BPP... Read More
March 20, 2017
“She Speaks. She Votes. She Leads. We Are All Heard.” celebrates women’s leadership through stories told by inspiring women. Nora Aliti from Macedonia shares her story about a time she made her voice heard.    Read More
March 18, 2017
“She Speaks. She Votes. She Leads. We Are All Heard.” celebrates women’s leadership through stories told by inspiring women. Throughout the month of March, IRI and the Women’s Democracy Network are highlighting strong women throughout the world. Esenbaeva Gulsana Baarayimovna is currently the... Read More
March 17, 2017
Around the world, women members of parliament are advocating for the inclusion of the views of women in policy development and legislation. Women members of parliament have become vital in helping women amplify their voices. The women leading this charge are changing the face of politics in their... Read More
March 15, 2017
Have you heard them speak? Have you seen them lead? Maybe not. Yet, even in a country where political freedoms are constrained, Cuban women manage to do both. Here are a few of their stories. Take the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) — female activists whose spouses were jailed for opposing the... Read More
March 14, 2017
Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya with IRI to support the House Democracy Partnership’s (HDP) exchange with Kenyan parliamentarians and parliamentary staff.  HDP is a bipartisan Congressional initiative that deploys technical assistance trainings to foster the... Read More
March 09, 2017
From February 23rd to 25th IRI hosted the International Democratic Union’s (IDU) Campaign Managers Meeting at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting brought together over forty campaign managers from some two dozen conservative and center-right parties across the globe to exchange... Read More
March 03, 2017
Through her role as Deputy Director of IRI's Women's Democracy Network, Lisa has helped Syrian women find their voice and bring their priorities to the negotiation table. This is her story.  

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