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Country of the Week: Togo

This week we’re celebrating Togo, as well as three Togolese individuals who support and advance individual rights and civic engagement.  David Gilmour, the U.S. Ambassador in Togo has a special message for Togolese members of the YALI Network: Pour lire le message de l’ambassadeur en français, cliquez ici. The Young...

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Mandela Washington Fellow Fatu Ogwuche – an international election observer in Washington, D.C.

Fatu Ogwuche, a Mandela Washington Fellow (2015), traveled to Washington, D.C., to act as an international election observer in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. She is currently working on election projects in Ghana, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia and the U.S. (See full bio below.) The views and opinions expressed...

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Kenyan Women United by Political Aspirations

“We envision a world in which African women leaders are actively participating in key decision-making processes across sectors.” This visionary statement is at the heart of the work and herstory of Kenyan nonprofit Akili Dada, a nonpartisan organization founded in 2005 to address the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions...

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Ambassador Cathy Russell on #Africa4Her

Cathy Russell serves as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Previously she served at the White House, coordinating the development of the Obama Administration’s strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally. Join Ambassador Russell (@AmbCathyRussell) for a Twitter #YALICHAT on Wednesday, March 2nd at 13:30 UTC. Additional...

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