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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
March 17, 2020
Democracy thrives when voters are informed and engaged in a dialogue with their elected representatives. With this goal in mind, in January 2020 the International Republican Institute (IRI) partnered with the Dhaka Tribune and Channel 24 to host nationally televised debates in Bangladesh ahead of... Read More
January 23, 2020
November 24, 2019 was a Sunday and, as on so many Sundays in the past six months, the people of Hong Kong took to the streets. Across the city, nearly three million residents of all backgrounds marched to make their voices heard. This time, however, they did not go to the frontlines to hoist signs... Read More

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