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September 03, 2019
Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant, a Mongolian participant in the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) 2019 Generation Democracy Global Summit, argues that young changemakers must... Read More
August 08, 2019
After 31 years of authoritarian rule and military repression under President Suharto, Indonesia underwent a democratic transition in 1998 following the dictator’s resignation. This was a pivotal moment in my country as we began setting up democratic institutions.  Despite attempts to... Read More
August 07, 2019
This June, the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) annual Generation Democracy Global Summit brought together 41 young leaders from 38 countries to identify strategies and exchange best practices on how to help advance democratic reform. This year was the first time the summit was held in... Read More
August 02, 2019
Eight years after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya remains a fractured nation characterized by divides along ethnic, tribal, geographic and ideological lines. In this environment, there is a lack of alliances or networks that bring young people together to discuss and try to overcome... Read More
February 20, 2019
East Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world: with a population of 150 million, a staggering 45 percent are under the age of 15 and 28 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Recognizing the importance of engaging this community, the... Read More
January 25, 2019
Mi experiencia a través de la Generacion Democracy del Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) refuerza mi convicción de que el único camino para generar un cambio real en nuestras comunidades es a través del compromiso cívico y social. Mi nombre es... Read More
November 28, 2018
Ahead of South Africa’s 2019 National and Provincial Elections, it is important to ensure young citizens across the country are engaged in decision making processes and committed to advancing democracy. In South Africa right now, dynamic youth participation in civic, socio-economic and political... Read More
October 30, 2018
The #NoALaReelection (#NoToReElection) campaign began spontaneously as a reaction to corruption in Panama in March 2017, with a recent surge in August 2018. This campaign has allowed citizens to channel accumulated discontent towards poor performances, corruption scandals and abuses of Members of... Read More
October 29, 2018
La campaña #NoALaReelección se origina como una reacción espontánea de los ciudadanos en Marzo de 2017 con un reciente auge desde Agosto de 2018, quienes por medio de la misma han canalizado el descontento acumulado por años, como consecuencia del pésimo desempeño, los escándalos de corrupción... Read More
October 11, 2018
Around the world, young consumers of news are having trouble distinguishing credible sources from unreliable ones; this is becoming an increasing challenge for Tanzanian youth. Misinformation and disinformation continue to threaten democracies, as the accessibility of this disinformation continues... Read More

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