Podcast: How IFES Promotes Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

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8 Mar 2017

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Women around the world are taking a stand to ensure their voices are heard, their rights are valued, and their leadership is felt. For 30 years the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked to ensure all voices have access and are empowered to meaningfully take part in their country’s political process as candidates, voters, leaders, and activists. From Haiti to Georgia and Nigeria to Sri Lanka, IFES has worked with women, their communities and institutions, including election management bodies and civil society, to create sustainable gender equality. IFES has had the privilege to work with fearless women leaders and brave activists who continuously advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment every day. This International Women’s Day, and every day, we honor and support the tireless efforts of these advocates.

In this edition of IFES’ Dialogues on Democracy, Senior Editor and Writer Adam Gallagher talks with Senior Gender Specialist Jessica Huber and Gender Program Officer Tazreen Hussain about IFES’ work to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality and some of the new and innovative tools used by IFES’ gender team.