An active and robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women. For more than 25 years, IRI has recognized the vital contributions women make to the political process. IRI has partnered with thousands of women to provide them with the resources and skills they need to participate more fully in politics and civil society. The Women’s Democracy Network connects women leaders and aspiring leaders with their counterparts around the world to share best practices and learn new skills. Working together, members of the Network are building thriving communities and lasting democracies.