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September 27, 2017
In Uganda, where 78 percent of people are 30 years old and younger. young people often complain of the lack of voice and meaningful participation in politics. Political parties are regarded as inaccessible and the domain of older, more experienced politicians. To help address this, IRI launched a... Read More
September 27, 2017
In July 2016, I started an internship with IRI in Morocco. As an international student from Liberia who is studying in Morocco, I wanted to help the Moroccan community, especially in supporting women and youth political participation and civic leadership. While interning with IRI, I have witnessed... Read More
September 26, 2017
Few countries have gained their independence from a single vote. But in the case of Timor-Leste, a single vote is where the nation began. On August 30, 1999, the UN held a referendum in the Indonesian-occupied territory of Timor-Leste. On the ballot were two choices – either to accept or reject... Read More
September 21, 2017
As IRI works to promote democracy worldwide, it is important to highlight the importance of democracy for peace. The Institute works with local and national government leaders to institutionalize transparent processes that include citizens in decision-making so that they have ownership and stock... Read More
September 21, 2017
Security forces and government leaders in Tunisia are eager to collaborate on peaceful solutions to the drivers that are leading Tunisians to join extremist groups. Approximately 6,000 people have fled Tunisia to fight in Syria and Iraq.... 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
September 19, 2017
In my last blog, A Deep Bench, I wrote of 36 incredible youth democracy activists from 13 different countries in Asia who met in Bangkok for a weekend of leadership development. At the event, I had the privilege to meet Gunawan, a civil... Read More
September 18, 2017
In many places, women are still seen as incapable of taking on responsibility in what are perceived as male-oriented areas. Many women say that even after they are elected their voices still go unheard and their contributions are too often sidelined. This is a problem all over the world, and the... Read More
September 15, 2017
Last Sunday Russians voted in local elections in 82 administrative regions of the country, including Moscow. They elected governors, municipal, and district deputies. The outcome of this year’s Election Day was mostly unsurprising regarding the results, with some exceptions, and provided us with... Read More
September 13, 2017
Throughout Democracy Speaks, you can read about IRI’s political party trainings. You can find out what kind of curriculum we teach, how many people attended and what the training was like. But a lingering question you may have is: what happens after the training? Since 2014, IRI has worked with... Read More