Dr. Nicholas Kerr is an assistant professor of comparative politics with the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. Dr. Kerr was the recipient of the 2009 Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship funded by the late U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former chairman of IFES' Board of Directors, Charles Manatt, and his wife Kathleen.
SHE LEADS is a women’s leadership training program implemented by Yaung Chi Thit with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral System through a two phase training approach that began in 2015. The first phase of the program reached 775 women, providing them with electoral and democratic knowledge as well as leadership skills.
Currently, there are approximately 300,000 individuals living with various degrees of deafness in Morocco. Morocco does not have a unified Sign Language (SL) and uses four different types depending on the geographic location. In some instance, SL may not even exist, which leaves Deaf persons isolated from society and lacking accessible information.
Myanmar’s 2015 election was a historic moment for democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.
On October 8, 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a new law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Related to the Prevention of and Counteraction to Political Corruption” (Political Finance Law), which introduces sweeping changes to the regulation of political finance in Ukraine.
Recent studies have identified the alienation of Kosovo youth from electoral, political and governance processes as a potential threat to the peaceful development of a unified society, and the basis for extremism and potential radicalization of youth by clerics and political interest groups.
Irena Hadžiabdić is an Election Commissioner for Bosnia and Herzegovina's Central Election Commission and an International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board Director. In this interview, she discusses her experience as a woman in the field of election management and IFES' role in empowering women to become elected leaders around the world.