In 2017, Kyrgyzstan faced a critical turning point in the country's history. For the first time, an elected president would willingly hand power to an elected successor. Recognizing the importance of this vote, a group of 15 young activists from across the country worked together to carry out a youth-led Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign. The activists spoke with thousands of their peers, from all regions of the country, and creatively used social media to spread the message that young voices should be a critical component of this unprecedented election.
This year’s Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon – which will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. – will put the #MeToo movement into global perspective, focusing specifically on violence against women in politics.