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March 06, 2019
If you had asked me a few years ago about my future in politics, I would have told you I had no such future. In my mind, politics was the business of other people. I considered myself apolitical. Fast forward a few years, now I see that there is no such thing as an apolitical person. Today, at 25... Read More
November 29, 2018
The Philippines is Southeast Asia's oldest democracy and has recently emerged as one of the fastest-advancing economies in the region. With historic ties that date back to the 19th century, the country is an important development, trade and security partner with the U.S. However, good economics... 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 12, 2018
Since President Yahya Jammeh was forced from office in January 2017, the operational environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in The Gambia has improved significantly. Under Jammeh, human rights-focused CSOs were routinely... 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
June 28, 2017
Georgia is the strongest democracy in the former Soviet Union, with aspirations to become a member of the European Union.  For many years, Georgia was widely considered a failed state, with an economy and political system crippled by systemic corruption and non-functioning public services.... Read More
June 27, 2017
Representing over 30 percent of the population, youth are a pool of untapped talent with the potential to become active members in the political process. Moroccan youth are looking to make a change. Engaging them to peacefully participate in their country’s political process and allowing them... Read More
June 23, 2017
If you say the Tunisian Arabic phrase “Arjaa Ghoudwa,”  youth will give you a knowing look and understand immediately. Although it means “come back tomorrow,” which seems pretty innocuous, there is actually a deeper connotation.   As IRI works with youth around Tunisia through our... Read More
June 20, 2017
En Colombia, en medio de la guerra que hemos vivido por décadas, muchas personas han sido víctimas del conflicto. Sin embargo, la cifra de los jóvenes es devastadora, malos tratos, humillaciones e injusticias han sido la verdad oculta con la que han vivido por muchos años. Con el objetivo de... Read More

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