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July 27, 2021
On July 7, the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse shocked a nation and the world. This tragic event has added another layer of political challenges to existing simultaneous crises (insecurity, economic, food, and health, among others). Despite this, Haitians continue to show... Read More
June 10, 2021
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women. That’s why women’s economic empowerment (WEE), especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has never been more important than now. According to an United Nations report, past gains towards achieving... Read More
May 21, 2021
Five months after Cuba implemented a new economic reform called “The Ordering Task,” the financial situation of Cuba’s cuentapropistas, or self-employed workers, is more dire than ever before.  Furthermore, Cubans suffer longer lines at markets to buy food due to shortages, and prices are... Read More
March 31, 2021
As women’s history month comes to a close, IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is showcasing how policy development can create a more equitable world. To promote women's participation in policymaking and highlight their role in advocating for policy reform,... Read More
March 26, 2021
Today, Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. Pivotal in deepening Bangladesh’s freedom and moving its democracy forward, students have played a key role in the political and social movements of the country since the 1950s. But in recent years, episodes of violence have... Read More
March 04, 2021
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and in celebration, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is highlighting our work across the globe to elevate the role of women in politics and civil society. In this blog, we discuss the unique challenges women face in Panama, and how they are... Read More
January 28, 2021
Con la continuación de la pandemia del COVID-19, gobiernos alrededor del mundo – especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe – se enfrentan al reto de actualizar sus sistemas de gobernanza para continuar la prestación de servicios. En este blog – originalmente... Read More
January 22, 2021
Last month, IRI engaged 34 young leaders from around the world in its fourth annual Generation Democracy Global Summit – an event that empowers the next generation of changemakers to promote freedom at home and abroad. In this post, we shine a light on young peoples’ commitment to protecting... Read More
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 02, 2020
Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), an occasion to recognize the contributions of the global PWD community and recommit to empowering this historically marginalized group. The COVID-19 pandemic has left an outsized effect on the PWD community, and efforts to ensure... Read More