Supporting Democracies that are Resilient to Violent Conflict

NDI marks International Day of Peace by launching a blog series on supporting democratic resilience to violent conflict. Pictured above, Zambian youth leaders meet with Martin Luther King III at an NDI-sponsored event to provide young leaders with anti-violence training and a platform on which to speak out against electoral violence. 

A key goal of democratization is peaceful politics. Political battles may be inevitable, but in stable democracies they are not waged by armed groups, but through institutions such as elections, parliaments, the media, and civil society organizations. Through its focus on peace, security, and democratic resilience, NDI helps democratic actors recover from violent conflict and manage the myriad of shocks and stressors that threaten to tip fragile democracies into violence. This blog post is the first in a series marking the International Day of Peace on September 21 that will highlight NDI’s approaches to supporting resilient democracies.

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Bienvenido a las Voces de Guatemala

Desde la conclusión de las elecciones en Guatemala en octubre de 2015, el Instituto Nacional Demócrata (NDI por sus siglas en inglés) ha sostenido conversaciones con organizaciones locales y observadores electorales con el objetivo de conocer sus experiencias y esperanzas para sus comunidades y el país. Con el fin de impulsar estas voces, publicaremos un blog en el que se documentarán historias de inclusión y cambio -- presentando a la gente detrás de los titulares que trabajan para construir una democracia firme en Guatemala.

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Welcome to Voices from Guatemala

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Since the Guatemalan elections concluded in October 2015, NDI has held conversations with local partner organizations and election observers to better understand their experiences, as well as their hopes for their communities and the country. In order to highlight their voices, we will post a series of blogs documenting stories of inclusion and change -- the people behind the headlines working to build a strong democracy in Guatemala.

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