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January 08, 2019
When implementing programs focused on women’s empowerment, IRI recognizes that there is no one way to empower women. Cultural, political and economic norms vary from country to country and region to region, which affects what is both feasible and desirable for... Read More
January 07, 2019
Afghanistan, the world’s deadliest place according to the latest Global Terrorism Index, is currently preparing for its presidential elections in July. Another study... Read More
January 03, 2019
Throughout Iraq, as in many countries, infrequent and ineffective communication between citizens and government creates a gap which contributes to a lack of trust, little understanding of government priorities and the perception that government officials are not interested in meeting citizens’... Read More
November 07, 2018
Libya made headlines with the ousting of its strongman, Col. Muammar Gaddafi, and the turmoil that followed in 2011. The state, reeling from a civil war, humanitarian crisis and the threat of extremism, remains divided between the national recognized government, the Tripoli-based Government of... Read More
November 05, 2018
IRI collaborates with engaged, passionate civil society organizations (CSO) to organize public... Read More
September 07, 2018
In February 2016, Tunisia adopted a new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC). Under the new CPC, the law formally grants citizens protection against torture, the right to legal counsel from the onset of detention, reduces the maximum pre-trial detention time to 48 hours, requires the police to allow the... Read More
February 15, 2018
Seven years after ousting former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia is once again at a critical juncture. The government has made progress stabilizing the economy and addressing corruption but have fallen short on their outcomes. Tunisia has been successful in making a meaningful... Read More
January 24, 2018
The remote interior regions of Tunisia lack infrastructure. Villages can be far apart, and roads dangerous. Therefore, when thinking of a way to contact voters about upcoming local elections, one must be innovative. Tunisia is transitioning to democratic government following the toppling of its... Read More
September 20, 2017
The International Republican Institute (IRI) recognizes the unique leadership ability, from mitigating and negotiating policies during transitional phases to decision-making during conflict, of women, and that their involvement in the political process leads to better outcomes not only for... Read More
July 31, 2017
In countries across the globe, women are often disproportionately excluded from the political process. In an effort to combat this political trend, this year with support from the Middle East Partnership Initiative, IRI launched a program to increase women’s political participation in Libya. Our... Read More

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