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January 13, 2021
  On January 13th, Mongolia marked the 30th anniversary of its first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since... Read More
December 21, 2020
In October, Bangladeshis took to the streets to condemn an increase in gang rape and call for equal rights for women across the country. What was unique about these demonstrations was the ... Read More
November 25, 2020
In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spotlighting the work of the Quality of Life Association (QLA), as they lead the charge in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities... Read More
November 23, 2020
As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intensifies its assault on political freedoms in territories such as Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) finds itself as Beijing’s newest target. With the imposition of new classroom language policies meant to replace... Read More
November 20, 2020
This month, the Seoul Metropolitan Police charged nine activists from three North Korean human rights organizations with violating the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act and other local laws by sending balloons filled with Bibles and anti-Kim Jong-Un regime leaflets across the North Korean... Read More
November 20, 2020
On November 8, citizens of Burma took to the polls in the country’s third general election since its transition to democracy in 2010. Despite the generally well-run election, Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has faced sharp criticism regarding the lack of transparency in its decision-making... Read More
November 04, 2020
On November 8, more than 37 million voters will be eligible to cast their ballots in Burma's general elections. Vying for nearly 1,200 seats nationwide,... Read More
September 23, 2020
September 23 marks the International Day of Sign Languages, celebrating the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of deaf communities across the globe. At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we recognize that representative governance is a hallmark of healthy democracies, and that... Read More
August 03, 2020
Burma’s November 2020 General Elections will mark the country’s second national vote since the country began moving toward democratic reform after 50 years of military rule. As the country prepares for the upcoming election, Burmese youth are playing an increasingly significant role in attracting... Read More
July 02, 2020
Just over a year ago, Hong Kongers took to the streets to hold Beijing to its commitments under the "one country, two systems" principle, uniting around five core demands for political freedom and accountability. After months of violent repression of these popular peaceful protests, this week the... Read More

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