Latin America and the Caribbean

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.

Around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from achieving their full potential. To address these problems, we focus on people, not on buildings, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person-to-person bridges between nations.

Fundación Multitudes

Fundación Multitudes is a non-governmental organization based in Chile that seeks to close the gap between citizens and decision-making process. We believe in citizen participation and civil society as a central axis for the development of our democracy. This is why we deliver tools for influencing public policies.

Tecnología y Comunidad (TEDIC)

We develop open civic technology: We promote the use and development of free software and hardware, open design and open data.

We defend digital rights: We seek for full compliance of civil rights on the Internet. We research, advocate and train in privacy, freedom of expression, network neutrality, copyright, among others.

Internews

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law

We believe that all people have the right to join together to make their communities and the world a better place. To achieve this, everyone needs a safe, legal environment that supports civic freedoms, philanthropy, and public participation.

We work with civil society organizations, governments, and the international community to strengthen the legal environment for civil society. For more than twenty-five years, ICNL has worked alongside partners in more than 100 countries, providing us with in-depth expertise from local to global contexts.

International Republican Institute

CORE PARTNER OF THE D4D COALITION

IRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide.

Since 1983, IRI has helped spread democracy by offering workshops on strengthening multi-party political systems, democratic governance, women’s empowerment, civil society, youth leadership and electoral processes.

IRI encourages democracy in places where it is absent, helps democracy become more effective where it is in danger, and shares best practices where democracy is flourishing.

International IDEA

CORE PARTNER OF THE D4D COALITION


Our Mission
We advance democracy worldwide, as a universal human aspiration and an enabler of sustainable development, through support to the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic political institutions and processes at all levels.

 

Tweets That Chill: Analyzing Online Violence Against Women in Politics

In the three case study countries (Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya), NDI’s Gender, Women, and Democracy team worked with women in politics, those in civic technology and women’s rights organizations to develop a way to examine the country specific challenges facing women as they engage in online political discourse. The outcomes of the case studies confirmed that across the three countries women engaging in politics online experienced similar types of violence including insults and hate speech, embarrassment and reputational risk, physical threats, and sexualized misrepresentation.