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Mar 8, 2012

International Women’s Day – Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2012, NED is proud to be associated with courageous women in countries all around the globe, whose efforts inspire and advance democracy and human rights. Barbara Haig, Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, and Intissar Fakir, Special Assistant- Deputy to the President for Policy & Strategy, write of the NED-supported programs that help young women develop into leaders and change their societies.
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Mar 6, 2012

NED Mourns the Loss of Congressman Donald Payne

The Board of Directors and staff of the National Endowment for Democracy are deeply saddened by the death of New Jersey Congressman Donald M. Payne, who served on the NED Board of Directors for nine years from 1994-2003. :: MORE

Oct 17, 2011

NED Grantees Facilitate Peaceful Elections in Liberia

For the past year, NED grantees have been working in communities throughout the country on the civic and voter education initiatives that encouraged the 1.7 million registered voters to make their voices heard. Many young Liberians voted for the first time. :: MORE

Sep 29, 2011

African Grantees Honored for Freedom of Information Work

Two NED grantees were recognized at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI) for their work in spreading freedom of information. :: MORE

Aug 2, 2011

Onubogu responds to Goodluck Jonathan's proposal of single-term Nigerian presidencies

Goodluck Jonathan has proposed limiting the Nigerian presidency to one, probably six-year, term in office to avoid pre- and post-poll violence. NED Program Officer for West Africa Oge Onubogu was among the experts asked to respond and offers her opinion on this proposal in Think Africa Press. :: MORE

Jul 27, 2011

Floribert Chebeya posthumously awarded Democracy Service Medal

The National Endowment for Democracy honored Floribert Chebeya with its Democracy Service Medal in a ceremony Tuesday at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The medal presentation was an emotional end to a half-day conference, “Voices from the Congo: the Road Ahead,” co-organized by NED, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Eastern Congo Initiative. Read the full article.
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Jul 1, 2011

Grantee in Senegal Receives the Pope John Paul II Peace Prize

In May 2011, Penda Mbow, founder of NED grantee Mouvement Citoyen du Senegal, received the Pope John Paul II Peace Prize. :: MORE

May 31, 2011

Former NED Grantee Sole Nominee to Become Kenya’s Chief Justice

Dr Willy Munyoki Mutunga, formerly Chairman of NED grantee the Law Society of Kenya and Executive Director of NED grantee the Kenya Human Rights Commission, was nominated after a televised interview on May 13 by the Judicial Service Commission as the sole candidate for the position of Kenya’s Chief Justice. :: MORE

Apr 6, 2011

NED Program Officer Dominique Dieudonne on PBS Newshour re: situation in Ivory Coast

NED Program Officer Dominique Dieudonne appears on PBS Newshour on the situation in Ivory Coast. The full transcript and video are now available. :: visit :: MORE

Mar 24, 2011

NED Welcomes Spring 2011 Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Spring 2011 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows.  In residence this spring and summer are leading practitioners, journalists, and scholars from a wide range of countries, including Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Mexico, Ukraine, and Venezuela. :: MORE