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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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21 Jul 2016 | Feature

For Deaf Libyans, language barriers are a profound challenge to full participation in political life. In Libyan elections – as in many elections worldwide – speeches, voting materials and other...

15 Jul 2016 | Feature

On June 9, 2016, IFES was officially extended observer status before the Venice Commission’s Council for Democratic Elections, which handles all of the Commission’s work in this field. Professor...

14 Jul 2016 | Press Release

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance electoral practices around the...

7 Jul 2016 | Feature

Fatoumata Camara, a Guinean with a physical disability, is the Deputy Coordinator for the Association of Persons Living with a Disability of Mamou, Guinea. In this Q&A, Camara discusses...

17 Jun 2016 | Press Release

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the June 16, 2016 murder of Jo Cox, a British member of Parliament.

10 Jun 2016 | Feature

On May 10, 2016, IFES Middle East and North Africa  Regional Director Zeinab Abdelkarim addressed a regional forum that brought together representatives from electoral management bodies in the...

3 Jun 2016 | Press Release

IFES will honor Nay Lin Soe, a disability rights advocate and founder and CEO of the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative, with its 2016 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. This is the first time...

2 Jun 2016 | Feature

During Myanmar’s historic general elections in November 2015, the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI), a disability rights organization based in Yangon, worked to ensure that the...

2 Jun 2016 | Feature

On Wednesday, June 2, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), represented by IFES Senior Global Electoral Adviser and IFES Ukraine Country Director Peter Erben, signed a...

31 May 2016 | Feature

On May 19, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Mitigating Violence Against Women in Crises and...

24 May 2016 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in collaboration with the Fijian Elections Office, the Pacific Disability Forum, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat held the first...

24 May 2016 | Feature

On May 18, 2016, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Africa Regional Director Rushdi Nackerdien testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa,...