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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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22 Nov 2017 | Feature

IFES works to empower female leaders and advocates, and works with government institutions to address the deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that perpetuate inequality and discrimination...

22 Nov 2017 | Feature

“She Leads” is a nationwide women’s leadership program developed by IFES and its Myanmar partner Yaung Chi Thit (YCT). The program works to address the lack of women’s leadership in politics and...

22 Nov 2017 | Feature

On November 15, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and IFES organized a briefing to discuss violence against women in the workplace on Capitol Hill. Taking a cross-cutting perspective on...

22 Nov 2017 | Feature

IFES works to empower female leaders and advocates, and works with government institutions to address the deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that perpetuate inequality and discrimination...

14 Nov 2017 | Feature

IFES announces its new program, in partnership with local disabled people’s organization Disability Alliance for Our Rights, “Promoting the Political Leadership of Youth with Disabilities in the...

14 Nov 2017 | Feature

On October 31, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (CONADI) presented proposed reforms to the Elections and Political Parties Law (LEPP) to the Congressional Disabilities Affairs...

9 Nov 2017 | Feature

On November 7, 2017, IFES Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Zeinab Abdelkarim provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa...

9 Nov 2017 | Feature

On October 12-13, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training on “Disability Rights, Media, and...

3 Nov 2017 | Feature

Iraq has undergone dramatic change in the past decade. The U.S.-led war in Iraq that began in 2003, and the subsequent de-Ba’athification process led by the Coalition Provisional Authority, spike...

2 Nov 2017 | Feature

In this Q&A, General Director Dr. Vladimir Paniotto of the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) – an organization IFES used to partner with to conduct its public opinion polling in...

2 Nov 2017 | Feature

Mike Yard is a recognized international election administration and technology expert with over 25 years of experience. He has advised election authorities in over 15 countries and served as...

19 Oct 2017 | Feature

In this Q&A, IFES Senior Gender Specialist Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, who rejoined the organization this month, discusses how academics and development practitioners can work together to promote...