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EWMI Partners with WRI to Monitor Deforestation


East West Management Institute’s Open Development Initiative (ODI) and World Resources Institute (WRI) are teaming up to monitor and fight deforestation, protecting the lives of 70 million people living along the Mekong Delta.

EWMI's ODI supports an open data and information platform that uses visually compelling mapping data to track development trends on a country and regional level,...



Coalition Meets with Georgian President to Discuss Chief Justice Selection Process


On January 16, the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary, supported by EWMI-JILEP, met with President Giorgi Margvelashvili to discuss the process of selecting a new Chief Justice to replace Kote Kublashivili whose term comes to an end in February 2015.  The Georgian Constitution gives the President the power to nominate a...


The 16 Days against Gender-Based Violence Campaign was launch in Kyrgyzstan with the "Orange Your Day" flash-mob, organized by UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls national movement.


Kyrgyzstan Documents its 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence


The UN Women Country Office in the Kyrgyz Republic and the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls National Movement in Kyrgyzstan have issued a report and video detailing their very successful 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. The campaign was supported by UNRC, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, UNFPA,...


"Attorney" representing Akaki Tsereteli University questions witness in final round of competition.


EWMI Encourages Skills Development in Legal Education


In order to provide the next generation of Georgian lawyers with the information and skills they need to make their new adversarial-based system work more effectively, on December 6-7, EWMI-JILEP sponsored Georgia’s 4th National Trial Advocacy Competition for Georgian law students.   The competition used a mock trial format, which allowed students to play the roles of prosecutor and defense...


EWMI convened a roundtable to address law and health issues impacting the LGBT community.


EWMI Supports Cambodian LGBT Health and Justice


A significant part of EWMI’s work with civil society groups, activists, and public interest lawyers around the world includes work with LGBT communities.  Recently, EWMI’s focus on LGBT issues in Southeast Asia has included several programs in Cambodia and Myanmar, and involved hundreds of participants in trainings, forums, and research projects in the community development, justice, and...