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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 27, 2020
A growing body of evidence suggests that the adverse social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are disproportionately affecting women. As the crisis unfolds, members of... Read More
July 14, 2020
Colombian democracy has made remarkable strides in recent years – overcoming a legacy of tackling endemic corruption, domestic terrorism and poor governance. Yet numerous challenges remain, including building a democracy that is inclusive and truly representative. Despite electing a female vice... Read More
June 26, 2020
North Macedonia is the newest member of NATO and hopes to one day join the European Union (EU) – provided the country meets the benchmarks required for accession. With help from the International Republican Institute (IRI), representatives of the country’s major parties came together to present a... 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 12, 2020
The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) pools the expertise of its three core partners: the International Republican Institute (IRI), the... 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 12, 2020
When groups and individuals are excluded from the democratic process or the wider civic life of their country, the quality of governance suffers, and elected officials lack vital input on public priorities. The risk of further marginalizing historically underrepresented groups is particularly acute... 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
April 28, 2020
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) founding. Throughout our nearly four decades of existence, we’ve seen the vital role that U.S. leadership grounded in American values has played in responding to generation-defining global challenges—ranging from the... Read More