Changing the Face of Politics

This year, under the banner “Changing the Face of Politics,” NDI is launching a decade-long campaign as its contribution to the global call by the United Nations to “accelerate the pace of change” on all aspects of women’s empowerment. This campaign will be inclusive, have impact at local, national, and global levels, and present a strong focus on data and institutions, with the goal to end persistent cycles of gender discrimination.

Changing the Face of Politics Podcast

Episode 1: Birgitta Ohlsson interviews Vanessa Nakate

September 22, 2020
June 30, 2020

Political parties are a key institution in democratic practice, yet they face a crisis of representation, with recent research showing that as many as 78 percent of citizens in some countries do not identify with any political party. Many citizens view them as inaccessible and unresponsive to their concerns.

March 19, 2020

“As a new democracy, Armenia faces a long road ahead,” said Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute, at the conclusion of a visit to the country. “But it’s clear the country already has at its disposal an abundance of ingredients for success. Chief among these are fresh democratic energy from a new generation of leaders, an increasing number of politically-active women and youth, and the support of the international community of democracies.”


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