Stories of IREX

Born Behind Bars: Extending Mandela's Legacy

“Nothing ever haunted me more than the children who lived behind bars with little or nothing to go by,” says Romy Titus, a journalist and sportscaster in South Africa, and one of 500 fellows taking part in the

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation with Njeri Gateru

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spac

Youth Leader Bringing Change to Kosovo

College student Biljana is an active local community leader, motivated to effect change in Kosovo.

Roma and Non-Roma Youth Build Tolerance

Tova Pertman, Senior Program Officer in IREX’s Education Programs Division, recently returned from the Community Schools Academy in Vadu lui Voda, Moldova, of the

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