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February 11, 2016
IREX is supporting Libyan women to lead community mobilization and advocacy
by Aliza Appelbaum and Turkia Bensaoud

In Libya, the Arab Spring created an opportunity for women to demand an inclusive society and a fair justice system.

IREX is providing supporting and training to Libyan women to lead community mobilization and advocacy, despite the country’s ongoing security concerns.

Stories of IREX
February 7, 2016
Mahran and his winning photograph at America House Jerusalem’s photo exhibit

Mahran Barahmeh never expected to be the head of the media department for the Ministry of Agriculture in Jericho. He was always interested in a career in media, but his family could not afford to send him to university.

As a result of his internship through the Partnerships with Youth (PWY) program, he gained the skills necessary for the position and is flourishing in his new job while connecting other Palestinian youth with crucial workforce skills.

After high school, Mahran worked as a farmer for several years to save money and eventually earned enough to attend the Modern University College of Ramallah. However, like many young Palestinians, he was unable to find employment in his chosen field after graduation and turned to work as a street vendor to earn a living.


February 11, 2016
The program brings European educators to the US

IREX is pleased to announce the European Administrators Program. The program brings European head teachers and administrators to the United States to equip them with the skills needed to support minority, refugee, and immigrant youth in their communities.

February 9, 2016
Each academic host institute will also offer insights into American society

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the U.S. colleges and universities selected to host 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2016.

Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the President’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. 


November 23, 2015
IREX Twitter Chat: 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence

How can we address and end gender-based violence? As part of the 16 Days Campaign, join us for a conversation Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 9-10am EST on creating safe spaces for women and girls, promoting gender inclusivity in civil society and access to information initiatives, and engaging men and boys to help stop GBV. Share your ideas and hear guest participants provide valuable insight into building gender awareness and sensitivity.