IFES Survey Examines Priorities for Gender Advocacy in Armenia
April 26, 2013
IFES’ Applied Research Center (ARC) conducted a global survey of practitioners in gender equality and women’s empowerment in 40 countries where IFES is active. The survey identifies key issues and challenges affecting women and girls and examines priorities for advocacy on gender issues. The survey also assesses the effectiveness of women’s organizations and their capacity-building needs to improve future gender program interventions.
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Investing in Common Aspirations: Lewis Madanick on the Former Eastern Bloc, Democracy and Humanity
April 18, 2013
Lewis Madanick, Program Manager at Open World Leadership Center, has watched Eastern Europe’s rocky to transition to democracy. A child of the Cold War and a student of Russian/Soviet history, he has a deep interest in global politics and the role of the individual in democracy. While at IFES from 1999-2000, Madanick served as Program Officer for Russia. He now works to build ties between emerging leaders in Eurasia and the United States. A week after the death of Margaret Thatcher – who recognized the first Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev as reform-oriented – Madanick comments on the march of democracy in former Eastern Bloc.
Armenian Presidential Election: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?
March 01, 2013
On Monday, February 18, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan won a second term in office by garnering just under 59 percent of the vote in an election deemed by western observers to be administratively better than past presidential polls, albeit less competitive. IFES Program Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia Anthony Bowyer sheds light into the election.
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IFES Testifies on Democratization in the South Caucasus
May 25, 2012
On May 23, Anthony Bowyer, IFES program manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, testified before the Helsinki Commission (U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) concerning the state of democratization and the role of elections in the Caucasus region – specifically in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
Armenia's May 6 Elections: Progress and Perspectives
May 22, 2012
Armenia's May 6 parliamentary elections marked an important step in the country's democratic development. Please join the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion with election experts who witnessed the vote in Armenia.