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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

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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16 Feb 2016 | Feature

IFES has developed an electoral integrity portfolio that defines international standards and best practices and builds on nearly thirty years of real-world experience in strengthening the...

16 Feb 2016 | Feature

IFES is playing an integral role in revising and expanding Tunisia's existing electoral law by providing support on electoral legislative reforms to enhance the effectiveness and credibility of...

5 Feb 2016 | Feature

Despite making up half of the population, women are excluded from equal political participation by prohibitive power dynamics embedded in culture, institutions and legal systems, all conditions...

28 Jan 2016 | Feature

On January 21, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Women in the Military: Lessons on Leading and Women’s...

21 Jan 2016 | Feature

IFES annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding U.S. graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Based at IFES’ Center...

12 Jan 2016 | Feature

Persons with disabilities around the world encounter barriers to their political participation, and countries like Georgia are taking steps toward more inclusive policies and practices. In...

6 Jan 2016 | Feature

Used by The Elders following the recent Syrian peace talks in Vienna, #wherearethewomen is an important social media petition that exposes the disconnect between interested and engaged Syrian...

23 Dec 2015 | Feature

On November 14, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in collaboration with local partner The Hunger Project-Bangladesh, held the “National Convention of the Ambassadors for...

16 Dec 2015 | Feature

For nearly three decades, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been at the forefront of promoting democracy, compelled by a vision of a world in which strong democratic...

16 Dec 2015 | 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...

16 Dec 2015 | Feature

A robust and dynamic civil society is a fundamental pillar of any democracy. In young and developing democracies, the active participation of civil society organizations (CSOs) is vital to...

11 Dec 2015 | Announcement

IFES applauds the historic adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (UN SCR 2250) concerning youth, peace and security. This resolution affords the international community the mandate to...