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September 2016 Newsletter

News from the National Democratic Institute
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Nobel Laureate and NDI Democracy Award winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi briefs Capitol Hill alongside NDI Chairman Madeleine Albright. 

Featured Stories

Democracy stories from around the world on

The House Democracy Partnership, together with NDI and IRI, hosted Nobel Laureate and NDI Democracy Award Winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Capitol Hill to discuss Burma's democratic progress.

On Democracy Day, NDI celebrated with #MyVoteMySuperpower, a video that highlights the importance of youth involvement in democratic processes

NDI released a human rights training video for North Korean defectors to use as an advocacy tool.

Citizen observers can now look to "Votes Without Violence," a new NDI toolkit to continue to address violence against women in elections. 

Recent elections yielded a notable improvement in women's representation in Jordan.

"They need to know who we are and why we matter." NDI continues to work toward inclusion in Guatemala.

NDI is helping to combat violence against women through civic activism in Mexico.  

Staff Insights

From DemocracyWorks, a blog written by NDI staff members

After several rounds of NDI trainings, students in Lebanon tackle road repair.

The Nepali government went to the hill, mountain and Tarai regions, seeking a more inclusive budget.

In a democracy, peaceful political battles are waged through institutions, not armed conflict.    

NDI in the News

Following the U.S. example, 78 countries and regions now hold candidate debates, often with assistance from NDI and its longtime partner the Commission on Presidential Debates. 

On October 6, NDI is co-sponsoring an event on women in nonviolent social movements, with USIP and Just Vision. 

The Blockchain Trust Accelerator – a new organization created by NDI, New America and the Bitfury Group – will help explain the Blockchain and work to clarify many of the misconceptions. 

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