Stories of IREX

Advancing Human Rights Through Justice in Libya

"He just started shooting at the table and the laptop. It's a miracle I did not get shot." In 2013 a militiaman fired at Rania Khalid, co-founder of the International Organization for Libyan Women, for listening to music in her garden.

African Youth Breaking Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

Imagine being locked up in an institution with little control over life decisions. Earning a university degree, yet continually facing unemployment.

Connecting Students, Faculty with Industry in Iraq

Finding a job after college is has been difficult for students in Baghdad, particularly now as a result of the increasing instability.

Using Community-led Initiatives to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Sam became infected with Ebola, received treatment, was diagnosed Ebola-free, and returned to his community, Waterside, in the township of Virginia in Montserrado County, Liberia.

Restoring Radio to Stop Ebola in Liberia

In a post-conflict nation with low literacy and internet access, community radio is the only place for residents to access information, share their perspectives and engage with government and each other.
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