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April 06, 2020
Ukraine has a rich tradition of youth taking an active role in improving their society. From the 2004 Orange Revolution to the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, young people have been at the frontlines of Ukraine’s Democratic transition. Now, youth throughout Ukraine are working at the grassroots level... Read More
April 02, 2020
Women in Bangladesh are underrepresented in political and civic life. When half the population is prevented from fully participating in political life, democracy suffers. Aroma Dutta, the first woman from civil society to serve in Bangladesh’s parliament in the country’s history, is addressing... Read More
March 31, 2020
Despite making up more than half of the world’s population, women remain woefully underrepresented in politics worldwide as a result of systemic legal and cultural inequalities. How can governments and civil society empower women to participate in policymaking? The International Republican... Read More
March 26, 2020
Democratic governance will play a crucial role in both responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the political and economic aftermath. Institutions grounded in transparency, responsiveness, accountability and the rule of law are better equipped to mitigate public health crises and... Read More
March 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting millions across the world.  Countries are mobilizing resources to protect their citizens and economies.  Given the surge in cases and accompanying deaths, anything except a public health response might seem peripheral to mitigating the virus’s spread and... Read More
March 20, 2020
La erradicación de la corrupción y promulgación de mecanismos de rendición de cuentas por parte del gobierno se fortalecen con la participación de una ciudadanía comprometida y empoderada, particularmente a nivel local. Durante más de dos años, IRI ha apoyado a Cuenca, la capital de la provincia... Read More
March 19, 2020
Rooting out corruption and instilling government accountability relies on an engaged and empowered citizenry—particularly at the local level. For more than two years, IRI has supported Cuenca, the capital city of Ecuador’s Azuay province, in its efforts to strengthen municipal transparency. From... Read More
March 17, 2020
Democracy thrives when voters are informed and engaged in a dialogue with their elected representatives. With this goal in mind, in January 2020 the International Republican Institute (IRI) partnered with the Dhaka Tribune and Channel 24 to host nationally televised debates in Bangladesh ahead of... Read More
March 11, 2020
Empowered young people are the key to furthering prosperity and strengthening democracy in Ukraine. With an estimated youth unemployment rate of 20 percent and ongoing problems with brain drain... Read More
March 02, 2020
On February 29, Slovakia elected a new parliament comprised of opposition politicians who campaigned against the incumbent center-left government. The elections took place amid ongoing political fallout over the 2018... Read More

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