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December 10, 2014
Rania attends Advocate for Libya's workshop on inclusive justice

"He just started shooting at the table and the laptop. It's a miracle I did not get shot." In 2013 a militiaman fired at Rania Khalid, co-founder of the International Organization for Libyan Women, for listening to music in her garden. Refusing to sit back while her rights were unenforced by the justice system, Rania attended a workshop for civil society organizations (CSOs) about the Libyan justice sector, organized through IREX’s Justice & Dignity for the Middle East & North Africa’s Advocate for Libya program.

Stories of IREX
December 9, 2014
BOTA's Social Service Program assists youth from impoverished families
by Colby Pacheco

In the 1990s, James Giffen helped parcel off stakes in the Tengiz oil fields in Western Kazakhstan. Giffen was arrested in 2003 for channeling bribes to Kazakhstani officials. Grand corruption – abuses of power for personal gain at the highest levels – is all too common. Through transparent practices and targeted services, the BOTA Foundation helped Kazakhstani citizens regain trust in their institutions and send a message to future perpetrators of corruption that they will be held accountable.


December 22, 2014
Bibliomist was selected as a GEM-TECH Awards finalist out of 360+ nominations

IREX is pleased to announce that the Bibliomist - Global Libraries Ukraine program is a finalist for the Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, in the category of Closing the ICT Gender Gap. The annual award, given by UN Women and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), seeks to create a platform for advancing women's meaningful engagement with ICTs and their role as decision-makers and producers within this sector.

December 19, 2014
IREX staff from around the world send best wishes for the holiday season

IREX staff from around the world wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.