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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
December 18, 2018
The African continent has a population of nearly 1.3 billion people, or 16 percent of the global population. Without engaging young people, the African dream of achieving several global commitments centered on advancing good governance, gender equality, economic growth and quality education for... Read More
December 17, 2018
Let me ask you a question, do you really know what social entrepreneurship means? This was a reflection from one of the youth cohort members of the social entrepreneurship network, Panama Youth Connection. These youth winners of IRI’s Ideathon in Panama became... Read More
December 14, 2018
La guerra de 50 años en Colombia dejó un legado de deserción escolar. Testimonio de ello son las escuelas abandonadas a lo largo del país, un hecho que acentúa la brecha entre el campo y la ciudad. Los artistas Juan Manuel Echavarría y Fernando Grisalez llevan más de 20 años recorriendo el país... Read More
December 12, 2018
The International Republican Institute established the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) nearly one decade ago. Founded in 2008, AWLI has brought together over one hundred women across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on one simple... Read More

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