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January 19, 2022
One was a longtime investigative journalist in Ukraine. Another ran an IT company in Moldova. Another served as Georgia’s deputy minister for environmental protection and agriculture. Some are established lawmakers with years of experience, and more than a few have recently been swept into power on... Read More
January 07, 2022
In the summer of 2021, the news broke that governments across the world used the Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to spy on human rights activists, journalists, political dissidents, and even heads of state. A list of over 50,000 phone numbers targeted for surveillance by Pegasus’ customers was... Read More
January 06, 2022
On November 24, 2021, Colombia celebrated five years of signing the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC), which ended 52 years of conflict between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.1 The peace agreement demobilized... Read More
January 05, 2022
While it is well-recognized that data is increasingly important for designing and implementing evidence-based democracy and governance (D&G) interventions, one piece of the puzzle is often missing in programming. Democracy activists and actors on the ground must also be able to collect, analyze... Read More
December 23, 2021
Limited pathways to an adequate livelihood have intensified the flow of migration out of a country that has seen the negative effects of political and social instability on citizens’ quality of life. Salvadorans recently elected a charismatic candidate, Nayib Bukele, whose personality energized... Read More
December 20, 2021
Africa has a vibrant, youthful population. However, the potential among this demographic has not yet been realized across the continent. In countries like Uganda, policies do not respond to the concerns of younger citizens, even though they make up nearly 60% of the total electorate. Only 30% of... Read More
December 17, 2021
In September, 30 young leaders from different political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs) in North Macedonia joined IRI’s Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute (ALPI) to become collaborative and credible political and civic actors; advocate for others and reach consensus; and... Read More
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 16, 2021
On Sunday, November 21, 2021, in unfair conditions, Venezuela’s ruling socialist party swept regional and municipal elections, winning 20 out of 23 gubernational offices across the country and a vast majority of the 335 mayorships and over 2,700 local councillorships on the ballot. The election... Read More
December 14, 2021
Tras las históricas protestas del 11 de julio en todo el país, hay 673 presos políticos por expresar su descontento contra un régimen tirano que lleva sesenta años reprimiendo a sus ciudadanos. Previamente, la presión de la comunidad internacional ante encarcelamientos como el del activista José... Read More