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July 08, 2021
Although nightlife, hugging, and even seeing grandparents dried up during pandemic lockdowns, democracy, of course, never went away. Though for a political system defined as “control of an organization or group by the majority of its members,” getting those members together to deliberate and... Read More
July 08, 2021
Pride month often seems like a joyous celebration in the big cities of the world, but it is also an important time for people everywhere, from the smallest village in Nigeria to a sleepy bar in Mexico to northern Sri Lanka, where Angel Queentus lives and works. For the first time ever this year,... Read More
July 07, 2021
A decade after the revolution, Tunisian youth are once again turning to the streets to demand solutions after losing faith in political actors’ capability to address the current economic crisis. Early this year, a wave of demonstrations erupted in marginalized regions across Tunisia and in front... Read More
July 06, 2021
Women, youth, and people with disabilities-- or PWD-- have little representation in Nigeria’s government, even though they make up a significant portion of the country’s electorate– around 70 percent of Nigerians are younger than 25 and,... Read More
July 01, 2021
Despite the persistent conflict in Cameroon, women peacemakers persevere. Violence erupted in 2016 in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon and continues to impact the daily lives of Cameroonians today. The conflict disproportionately impacts women and girls who are increasingly afraid of becoming... Read More
June 30, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive... Read More
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June 29, 2021
Nepal has gone through no less than 53 changes of government since it first became a democracy in 1951, and none of them has successfully completed a full five-year term. Nepal's fragile multi-party democracy is still under stress. Growing public frustration over the current system of governance... Read More
June 22, 2021
In the 30 years since becoming a democracy, Mongolia has proven to be resilient, even in the face of a global pandemic that has tested the strength of its political institutions.  Mongolia’s 2020-2021 presidential election continues the country’s strong democratic tradition. On June 9, the... Read More
June 21, 2021
Abuse of power has not been uncommon for North Macedonia’s public officials, regardless of the parties in power. For years, party members have used their affiliations to gain privileges and skirt the law. This kind of unethical behavior threatens the integrity of both leaders and parties and... Read More
June 16, 2021
With funding from the United States Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is working to promote democratic governance in 12 Pacific Island nations. In most of the Pacific Island countries, political parties are weak or non-existent, and women play little... Read More