Elections for All: Empowering the Underrepresented
October 17, 2012
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees all individuals the freedom to partake in their nation’s government and political processes, including elections. Yet, many individuals around the world face barriers to full participation due to social, ethnic and economic inequalities. IFES’ programs empower these underrepresented populations to participate in political life in a variety of ways. This photo gallery provides some examples of our work in this area.
All Inclusion and Empowerment
IFES Observes International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2009
In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe September 15th as the International Day of Democracy. The preamble of the resolution affirmed that: "while democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy and that democracy does not belong to any country or region...democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life."
Hoy inscripciones masivas
June 01, 2009
“Massive Registration Today” is a periodical article, available in Spanish, published in June 1990 by “El Comercio” newspaper in Ecuador. The article features the coverage of child elections registration period in Quito, Ecuador. The article offers a listing of the registration sites in Quito, as well as it announces the representatives of the Children’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal and describe briefly a few of their attributes.