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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
June 22, 2020
A vibrant and independent civil society is crucial to securing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals across the globe. As we join our partners around the world in celebrating Pride Month, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spotlighting our... Read More
June 19, 2020
As Mongolia prepares for its ninth parliamentary election this month, the country is forging a path to increased citizen engagement in the political process. With one of the youngest populations in the Indo-Pacific, the democracy of Mongolia depends on the active participation of young people.... Read More
June 17, 2020
This week, one of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, was convicted of “cyber libel” and faces up to six years in prison, marking the government’s latest and most aggressive assault on freedom of the press. Media freedom has long been under threat in the Philippines, with... Read More
June 05, 2020
Thirty-eight years ago on Monday, President Ronald Reagan delivered his historic Westminster Address to the British Parliament, in... Read More
May 18, 2020
In November 2020, Burma is scheduled to hold its first general elections since the National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power in 2015.  After ten years of dramatic political shifts following decades of military rule, Burma is projected to hold another transparent election, with some 6,... Read More
May 06, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities around the world, including in Bangladesh. Minority groups such as Biharis and transgendered people live on the margins of society with restricted access to essential services, and are ill-prepared for a public health... Read More
May 04, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses serious challenges to democracies around the world, and particularly for countries preparing to hold elections in 2020. Serious questions over whether the conditions imposed by the pandemic will distort the democratic process are being tackled around the world, with... Read More
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More

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