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What We Do

What We Do

Millions of women continue to struggle for the right to vote, the opportunity to run for elected office or serve as leaders in public life. 

We connect women to their best resource: each other. With active members in more than 80 countries and chapters in 14 countries, WDN is creating the next generation of women leaders.  

Network members learn communications, networking, campaigning, and governing skills from WDN programs.

Our Work in Action: Strengthening the Capacity of Women Leaders in Cameroon

Despite violence continuing to disrupt daily life in Cameroon, women leaders proceed to march towards a more inclusive political process. The WDN Cameroon country chapter has helped increase women’s participation in decision-making processes at the local and national levels. In seven years, 95 percent of Anglophone women who took part in our Women’s Political Leadership Academy and Women’s Leadership School ran for local council positions.

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About IRI

The International Republican Institute is the premier international democracy-development organization. Our nonpartisan, nongovernmental Institute has performed high-impact work in more than 100 countries since 1983—in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa—and currently has offices in more than 30 countries.