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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Democracy International (DI) hopes all leaders in South Sudan will use the political momentum generated from Vice President Riek Machar's arrival in Juba to properly implement the August peace agreement. DI will continue to support the peace process through Systems to Uphold the Credibility and Constitutionality of Elections in South Sudan (SUCCESS), a U.S.

Washington, DC -- On May 4, Democracy International is partnering with CIPE and Devex for TechSoup’s 24-hour, around-the-world #Storymakers2016 Twitter chat. We’ll explore how civil societies are using traditional and emerging storytelling tools to empower individuals and shift Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights (DRG) conversations around the globe.

Join us for this one-hour live Twitter chat on May 4, 2016 at 4:00pm EST, 10:00 pm Johannesburg time.

Chisinau, Moldova – Frustrated with recent revelations of major corruption and caught in the growing rift between Russia and the EU, Moldovans are approaching their first direct presidential election in October during turbulent times. With these challenges in mind, Democracy International (DI) conducted a political economy analysis (PEA) in March 2016 to determine how the international community can best target support for this election and enhance ongoing efforts to reduce corruption and improve the rule of law.

How Democracy International is Encouraging Women’s Leadership in Bangladesh

Dhaka, BangladeshIn 2012, Democracy International (DI) launched Narir Joye Shobar Joy (When Women Win, We All Win), a public service campaign to encourage women’s political participation and leadership in Bangladesh. In 2009, the Bangladesh parliament enacted a requirement for every party leadership committee to consist of at least 33 percent women by 2020.

Washington, DC – Democracy International (DI) released its observation report from the 2015 Egyptian House of Representatives elections today noting that  Egypt has become "increasingly characterized by repression, censorship, and intimidation.” DI conducted a comprehensive international election observation mission to witness the elections, which took place from October to December 2015.