Empowering Future Women Leaders in Thailand
Description: IRI’s Young Women Lead! program brings together promising young Thai women to listen to the personal testimonials of inspiring women from Thailand and the wider international community who have broken through barriers associated with traditional gender stereotypes to flourish in their careers.
22 Jun 2017
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Description: Generation Democracy, the International Republican Institute’s flagship global youth initiative, brought together 34 young leaders from across southern Africa to participate in a regional conference in May 2017. The event convened delegates from seven African countries.
22 Jun 2017
Description: In order to create a safe and prosperous U.S., America must lead. Watch how IRI helps make that happen.
IRI encourages democracy in places where it is absent, helps democracy become more effective where it is in danger, and shares best practices where democracy is flourishing.
15 Jun 2017
Description: IRI recognized Senator McCain and Cuba’s Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), the peaceful civic movement that fights for Cuba’s political prisoners, for their prusit of Freedom around the globe.
Since 1995, IRI has presented the Freedom Award to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of democracy and human freedom. Past recipients include President Ronald Reagan, Aung San Suu Kyi, and slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
14 Jun 2017
Description: June 8, marks the 35th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s call to help advance democracy around the world. At our Freedom Dinner last month, we were reminded that our work is needed now more than ever. IRI is proud to be Reagan's lasting legacy.
08 Jun 2017
Description: Epheina recounts her personal journey with Generation Democracy to Liliesleaf Farm, a place she holds close to her heart.
Generation Democracy is a global coalition of more than 400 youth organizations and members from 75 countries dedicated to empowering young people to participate in political, economic and governing processes. Notable members include Kenya’s National Youth Bunge Association, the Guyana National Youth Council, the Youth Council of Cambodia, SAWTY in Tunisia and the Youth of the European People's Party and its 57 member parties.
08 Jun 2017
Description: Tony tells the story of his childhood in Tanzania and how IRI's work is assisting the people of his home country.
"I am IRI" highlights the members of our team who aid in achieving our vision of a world where all people are free to determine their own destiny.
25 May 2017
Description: At our 2017 Freedom Dinner, we honored Cuba’s Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), the peaceful civic movement that fights for Cuba’s political prisoners.
In another show of the Castro regime’s fear of democracy, the Cuban government wouldn’t allow Ladies in White leader Berta Soler to attend the event to accept the award. But Berta refuses to be silenced. Watch Berta's video acceptance speech for the Freedom Award.
17 May 2017
Description: Since 1995, IRI has presented the Freedom Award to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of democracy and human freedom. This year, we honored IRI Chairman Senator John McCain. People from around the world took time to thank Senator McCain for the work he has done to promote freedom worldwide.
17 May 2017
Description: In 2003, 75 members of the opposition were arrested and condemned in Cuba; a time now called the Black Spring. The Cuban government believed that the wives, mothers and daughters of the political prisoners would remain silent, as they wouldn’t want to cause more problems for their imprisoned loved ones. The regime could not have been more wrong. From this crackdown, the Ladies in White were born. This is their story.
17 May 2017
Description: In April, IRI launched its flagship youth program, Generation Democracy, in Asia. Recognizing youth as the future of their countries, Generation Democracy brings reform-minded youth into the “decision making tent.”
Linking youth across borders to share ideas and best practices for increasing political and civic participation, we support youth to have a stronger voice in the decision making processes in their communities and countries.
In a world plagued by unrest and disillusionment, we see Generation Democracy as the positive solution for our present and future. We believe that together, we can make real change.
11 May 2017
Description: Watch this story about four Mongolians each looking to make a difference in their community and their country. We follow Amarbayasgalan, a herder, Shagdarsuren, a massage therapist who lost his sight at age 5, Ariunbayar, a college student of the National University of Mongolia and Buyanjargal, a journalist, as they use their time and their voices to make Mongolia more inclusive and participatory.
02 May 2017