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January 16, 2019
My experiences through IRI’s Generation Democracy reinforced my conviction that the only road to generate real change in our communities is through civic and social commitment. My name is Valentina Díaz... Read More
January 09, 2019
Déjame hacerte una pregunta, ¿realmente sabes lo que significa el emprendimiento social? Ésta era una de las reflexiones que le hacía a un compañero uno de los jóvenes de la red de emprendimiento social Panama Youth Connection. Estos jóvenes, ganadores de la Maratón de Ideas en Panamá, se... Read More
January 08, 2019
When implementing programs focused on women’s empowerment, IRI recognizes that there is no one way to empower women. Cultural, political and economic norms vary from country to country and region to region, which affects what is both feasible and desirable for... Read More
January 07, 2019
Afghanistan, the world’s deadliest place according to the latest Global Terrorism Index, is currently preparing for its presidential elections in July. Another study... Read More
January 04, 2019
As we ring in the new year, people around the globe will be looking ahead to what the coming year will bring. Here at IRI, we are enthusiastically awaiting the expansion of our Security with Justice initiative to five more Mexican states in 2019. In June 2008,... Read More
January 03, 2019
Throughout Iraq, as in many countries, infrequent and ineffective communication between citizens and government creates a gap which contributes to a lack of trust, little understanding of government priorities and the perception that government officials are not interested in meeting citizens’... Read More
January 02, 2019
Kerez Temirbekova fought breast cancer once already. She struggled against it all alone, and “almost won,” as she puts it. But that partial success cost a lot. In addition to the physical pain and emotional anguish of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, she was forced to sell her apartment to pay for... Read More
December 21, 2018
When Americans discuss the Western Balkans, images from the conflicts of the 1990s that traversed Western media broadcasts are often the first things that come to mind. But for many, the story stops there. Folks in the West knew about these conflicts, with thousands upon thousands of casualties,... Read More
December 20, 2018
An important strategic ally to the United States, a democratic Tunisia can have an important positive effect on the North Africa region. Since the revolution, Tunisia has made huge democratic progress by achieving key... Read More
December 19, 2018
Women from rural, low-income areas of Jordan presented their community improvement project ideas to local government officials in August and November. They are participants in IRI’s... Read More