International Republican Institute (IRI)

For 30 years, the  IRI (International Republican Institute) has been helping to spread democracy through training sessions on political party and candidate development, democratic governance practices, civil society development, civic education, women and youth leadership development, electoral reform and election monitoring, and political expression in closed societies. From its earliest days, IRI has sought to build partnerships and…

Women Rising: The Role of Participatory Democracy in Promoting Gender Equality

As Kenyans vote for a new president and county councils, they will also be voting for an increased number of female candidates. Prior to Kenya’s upcoming elections, Micah Cheserem, chairman of the Kenyan Commission on Revenue Allocation, urged his fellow citizens to elect women as their county ward representatives. Cheserem’s remarks followed a heated debate as to how the…

UNDEF : the United nations democracy fund

Abstract: UNDEF was established in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Author(s): UNDEF Source(s): , Published: 2013 United nations democracy fund (UNDEF), New…

FLOW : Funding leadership and opportunities for women

Abstract: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It finances 34 projects focusing on security, economic self-reliance and political participation in more than 100 countries. Author(s): Netherlands Source(s): , Published: 2012 Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands,…

Decentralization, local development and women’s empowerment : innovating knowledge and practice

Abstract: Decentralization and local development have opened spaces that women are occupying increasingly. In this process, women are empowered socially, economically and politically and contribute to transform these new spaces in vital ways. Author(s): Swartz, Sara Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1 1 file, ill…

Enhancing inclusiveness of Rwanda’s land tenure regularization program : initial impacts of an awareness raising pilot

Abstract: A gender-sensitive research framework was used to assess the extent to which men and women have participated in the Land Tenure Regularization process in Rwanda. One of the aims was to assist and enhance the capacity of local institutions involved in land awareness and land dispute management. Author(s): Santos, Florence; Fletschner Landesa, Diana; Daconto,…