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August 19, 2020
Democracies can only thrive when the voices of all citizens are heard. As part of our commitment to empowering marginalized communities, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is shining a spotlight on our work with one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Latin America -... Read More
August 17, 2020
Already the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is on track to become one of the world's most heavily-populated countries by the middle of the century. Democratic progress is crucial to ensuring that Nigeria is prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. To this end, the... Read More
August 11, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, we discuss the challenges... Read More
August 05, 2020
Following a year of historic milestones for North Macedonia, the country is progressing on its democratic and European path. From resolving the long-standing dispute over the name “Macedonia” to joining NATO and entering European Union (EU) accession talks, North Macedonia has made significant... Read More
August 03, 2020
Burma’s November 2020 General Elections will mark the country’s second national vote since the country began moving toward democratic reform after 50 years of military rule. As the country prepares for the upcoming election, Burmese youth are playing an increasingly significant role in attracting... Read More
July 30, 2020
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21-partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislatures. HDP is proudly implemented by the... Read More
July 27, 2020
A growing body of evidence suggests that the adverse social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are disproportionately affecting women. As the crisis unfolds, members of... Read More
July 24, 2020
Iraq’s new prime minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi – who came to office on a tide of popular, youth-led protests – has raised hopes of a more democratic future for the beleaguered country. With al Kadhimi making some positive movements toward genuine change, Iraq could finally be on the right track.... Read More
July 22, 2020
Oswaldo Payá fue padre, activista político y uno de los primeros miembros de la oposición en Cuba. Fundador del Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación y principal organizador del Proyecto Valera, Payá dedicó su carrera a oponerse al régimende Cuba y a... Read More
July 21, 2020
Oswaldo Payá was a father, political activist and one of the first outspoken opposition members in Cuba. Founder of the Christian Liberation Movement and primary organizer of the Valera Project, Payá devoted his career to opposing Cuba’s one-party... Read More