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December 16, 2021
The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) has seen great success in promoting women’s participation in democracy worldwide for the last decade and a half. From Latin America to the Middle East, regional networks have allowed for... Read More
December 08, 2021
Gender-based violence (GBV) presents itself in different ways, in different places all across the world. Often it is thought to only occur within the home or behind closed doors. However, the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN)’s Country Chapter in Zimbabwe (WDN Zimbabwe) recognizes that it can take... Read More
April 22, 2021
April 22nd marks the world’s 51st Earth Day – reminding us of the importance of good resource governance across the globe. Since the first Earth Day, biodiversity degradation, climate change and the wildlife trade – perceived to be a cause... Read More
March 02, 2021
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we are proud of the democratic advancements made through our programs, partnerships and networks around the world. None of these accomplishments would be possible, however, without our remarkable staff on the ground, many of whom are women. To... Read More
February 04, 2021
On February 8, Somalia is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections following three decades of war, fragmentation and the painstaking reconstruction of a permanent government. In a country where democracy has long seemed an improbable dream, a successful election would mark a... Read More
January 08, 2021
On December 27, citizens of Niger went to the polls to vote in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. With... Read More
December 01, 2020
On December 7, Ghanaians will go to the polls to vote in key presidential and parliamentary elections, marking the eighth elections since its transition to democracy in 1992. While the process is expected to run smoothly, concerns remain over Ghana’s election security, youth participation and women... Read More
October 01, 2020
One year after national protests brought Omar Al Bashir’s 30-year rule to an end, members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC) signed a landmark power sharing deal and transitional Constitution in Sudan. This 39-month transitional Constitution outlines... Read More
September 02, 2020
Ethiopia stands at a critical moment in its history. Since 2018, the country has made significant strides in its endeavors on human rights reform and in its transition toward a more participatory democracy. Despite these efforts, the country currently faces critical challenges – COVID-19 and the... Read More
August 31, 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 myriad challenges... Read More