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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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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,...

20 May 2016 | Feature

In an effort to address this growing concern, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) plans to conduct an in-depth analysis of election management body (EMB) digital security...

20 May 2016 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) Joe C. Baxter Award recognizes the contribution of a professional whose skills, dedication and sacrifices to the field of election...

17 May 2016 | Feature

The Global Disability RightsNow! consortium, which the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is a member, is launching a new resource website for disability rights advocates in...

17 May 2016 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

On May 18, IFES Regional Director for Africa Rushdi Nackerdien testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and...

12 May 2016 | Feature

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Vasu Mohan represented IFES at the Pacific Electoral Networks Meeting in Fiji from May 9-11, 2016....

3 May 2016 | Feature

With IFES support, the Central Election Commission of Georgia (CEC) developed a draft Gender Equality Policy aimed at building the capacity of the CEC’s staff to create an environment for equal...