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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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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

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11 Aug 2016 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works globally to ensure that men and women engage equally as citizens and elected leaders in a country’s political process.

10 Aug 2016 | Feature

To mark International Youth Day 2016, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) reaffirms its commitment to supporting inclusive and meaningful global youth...

2 Aug 2016 | Feature

Through the “Elections: More Inclusion, Less Violence” project implemented by the Consortium for Electoral and Political Processes (CEPPS), IFES provided technical assistance to the Supreme...

26 Jul 2016 | Feature

On July 21, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Engaging Male Allies on Women, Peace and Security,”...

25 Jul 2016 | Feature

On July 26, 1990, the United States passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law increasing access to basic rights for persons with disabilities in the country. The ADA’s...

25 Jul 2016 | Feature

IFES hosted a side-event during the ninth session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN in New York. The...

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...