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Weak Ugandan Democracy, Strong Regional Influence

Weak Ugandan Democracy, Strong Regional Influence

Friday, September 30, 2016

By: Elizabeth Murray; Berouk Mesfin; Stephanie Wolters

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s reputation is weakened by his unwillingness to leave office: he was elected for a fifth term of office in February 2016 in an election that drew international criticism. This report, a joint publication of USIP and the Institute for Security Studies, explores key elements of Uganda’s domestic politics and foreign policy as well as the impact they have in the region and internationally.

Democracy & Governance

What it Takes: Youth Working for Peace and Equality

What it Takes: Youth Working for Peace and Equality

Friday, August 12, 2016

By: Carla Koppell; Alison Milofsky

It was a startling discovery five years ago that prompted then 21-year-old Shubey Nantege of Uganda to found Go Girl Africa. The organization has provided financial literacy skills to 2,500 girls and young women, helping them make positive changes in their lives. Leaders like Shubey illustrate how young people are essential partners in promoting peacebuilding and gender equality, a point worth highlighting today on International Youth Day. The occasion also provides an opportunity to spotlight gaps in international assistance that can be filled to strengthen the role of young people in advancing peace and equality.

Gender; Youth; Non-Violent Movements

International Election Fraud Alerts May Spark Violence

International Election Fraud Alerts May Spark Violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

By: Amanda Abrams

Condemnations of election fraud by international monitors have become staples of global efforts to advance democratic practices and honor the will of a country’s citizens. But what if these denunciations actually make things worse? That was the finding from three years of research conducted by the winner of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s first Peace Dissertation Prize, Inken von Borzyskowski.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Electoral Violence; Democracy & Governance

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