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January 13, 2021
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mongolia's first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region and era where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since its... 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
October 12, 2020
This summer, scores of Belarusians risked their lives to protest the August 9 election, in which President Alexander Lukashenko rigged the vote to claim a landslide victory over new pro-democracy contenders. In the lead up... 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 31, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, we discuss the myriad challenges... Read More
August 27, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, Gabriela Commatteo, an Argentine... Read More
August 26, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) faces a number of persistent challenges, including enduring political and ethnic divisions, high youth unemployment and emigration and low youth political participation – all of which undermine the country’s prospects for a stable, prosperous and democratic future. To... Read More
August 24, 2020
Since achieving independence from the Soviet Union 29 years ago today, Ukraine has followed a long and sometimes troubled path to democracy. In that time, Ukrainians of all backgrounds have united to resist corruption and authoritarianism and build a sovereign, democratic and united polity. With... Read More
August 20, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, Generation Democracy alumni and... Read More
August 19, 2020
Democracies can only thrive when the voices of all citizens are heard. As part of our commitment to empowering marginalized communities, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is shining a spotlight on our work with one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Latin America -... Read More

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