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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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12 Apr 2016 | Feature

On March 30, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh with several U.S. Government officials including Dr. Sarah Sewall, the Under...

7 Apr 2016 | Feature

On March 24, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in collaboration with the Tunisian Court of Accounts and the Parliamentary Commission Responsible for Electoral...

4 Apr 2016 | Feature

On March 22, 2016, the United States Congress’ House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) held a full committee hearing on “Women Fighting for Peace: Lessons for Today’s Conflicts.”

28 Mar 2016 | Feature

On March 23, 2016, IFES and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Women with Disabilities: Strengthening Roles and Responsibilities in Peacebuilding and Politics,” the...

23 Mar 2016 | Feature

IFES recognized disability rights in political life in Ukraine through “Disability-Inclusive Elections Week” from March 11-18, 2016. 

23 Mar 2016 | Feature

Irena Hadžiabdić, an Election Commissioner for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Central Election Commission and an IFES Board Director, was a special guest at the National Democratic Institute’s #Not the...

21 Mar 2016 | Feature

As part of the U.S. Agency for International Development funded “Improved Election Management Program” in Sri Lanka, IFES is providing technical support to a network of disability rights advocates...

17 Mar 2016 | Feature

On March 17, 2016, the IFES hosted the Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to discuss potential support for the DRC's upcoming...

16 Mar 2016 | Feature

The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) is an independent research project based at the University of Sydney and Harvard University. The EIP brings together scholars and practitioners from around...

16 Mar 2016 | Feature

This open letter to the U.S. presidential candidates calls for an elevation of democracy and human right to a prominent place on their respective foreign policy agendas. The 139 signatories assert...

15 Mar 2016 | Feature

IFES seeks to address how men and women can work together in leadership, particularly when a country is in the midst of conflict or undergoing a political transition, by developing a Male Allies...

10 Mar 2016 | Feature

On February 29 and March 1, 2016, the Union Election Commission (UEC) hosted the first-ever National Post-Election Conference in Yangon. With support from IFES and International IDEA, the UEC...