U.S. Election Program and Seventh Global Elections Organization (GEO-7) Conference
November 6-10, 2016
What’s Going on at IFES?
On September 22, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Inclusive Legal Frameworks: Empowering Women Through Rule of Law,” the eighth installment of the “Women, Peace and Security” Capitol Hill breakfast briefing series.
In collaboration with a Moroccan Sign Language (MSL) consultant, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) as part of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening adopted the IFES Electoral Lexicon to MSL, improving access to civic education information among the deaf community.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Chafik Sarsar, president of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections, is the recipient of the 2016 Joe C. Baxter Award.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes.
This paper is intended as a guide for election practitioners who are interpreting, developing, and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks for elections, and who should understand the hierarchy of these laws.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) recognizes that violence against women in elections is a threat to the integrity of the electoral process – it can affect women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists, and political party leaders, and it undermines the free, fair, and inclusive democratic process.