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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.

Many anti-violence measures in Latin America have failed - but policymakers and governments are starting to listen to solutions that work.

March 28, 2016 – Latin America has the unfortunate distinction of being the most violent region in the world, accounting for 9 percent of the world’s population but 33 percent of its homicides. Within Latin America, the countries of the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) are among the most dangerous.

92% of MPs believe electoral reform is necessary before elections

Kabul, Afghanistan – Democracy International (DI) released findings from its Survey of the Afghan Parliament, Wave Three on March 15, 2016.