“Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment, and participation — and it is a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development and human rights,” per the 2019 Day of Democracy’s site.
Technology is transforming the way election commissions manage the entire election cycle, from automated systems to register candidates and voters, to advanced online platforms to facilitate remote voting or digital applications to announce timely results.
The International Day of Rural Women celebrated by the United Nations on October 15 is a global call to action to readdress the inequality faced by rural women globally.
Halfway to 2018, democracy stands firm to constant challenges around the world. Larry Diamond, one of the world’s leading democracy scholars, claims we have been going through a “democracy recession”.
Following the previous post on this year’s Latin American election super-cycle, there are a few common and significant challenges that the region will need to face.
Almost 350 million voters across Latin America and the Caribbean – close to three-quarters of all citizens in the region- will go to the polls this year.