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
Indian Election Chief Visits IFES
February 25, 2011
Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, chief commissioner of the Election Commission of India, visited IFES headquarters in Washington on February 22 and led a discussion of India’s electoral system with democracy-development and elections leaders.
Indian Election Commissioner Visits IFES
December 10, 2010
V S Sampeth, a member of India's election commission, visited IFES while on a trip to the United States. He met with IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney, National Democratic Institute President Ken Wollack, and International Republican Institute Executive Vice President Judy Van Rest.