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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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17 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Women in Côte d’Ivoire represent a strong, productive force in the economy.  However, gender equality, as proclaimed in Ivorian law, is still not always applied in practice. Samira...
17 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In Kyrgyzstan, parents in traditional families typically raise boys and girls differently. Education levels also influence how much discrimination women face. IFES Program Officer Guljan Mamadiyeva...
17 Dec 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has ratified a number of international conventions on the protection of women and ending discrimination against them. But it is clear there is a gap between what...
5 Dec 2012 | Press Release
A statement by Bill Sweeney, president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), regarding the defeat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
4 Dec 2012 | Press Release
Senator Richard Lugar, Ambassador Paula Dobriansky and Dr. Michael Pinto-Duschinsky to Step Down from IFES Board
27 Nov 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On the morning of November 6, 2012 – Election Day in the United States – Peter Kelly, IFES chairman and former Democratic National Committee finance chair, and Frank Fahrenkopf, co-...
27 Nov 2012 | Press Release
Sunday, November 25, marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) takes this opportunity to reaffirm its...
19 Nov 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On Saturday, November 17, Sierra Leone held the country’s third presidential election since the decade-long civil war came to an end in 2002. The November 17 poll was also the first election...
29 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ukraine held elections for its parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) on October 28, 2012. Many observers saw the polls – taking place under a new legal framework and amid intense polarization among...
29 Oct 2012 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Christian S. Monsod, former chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC), founder and honorary...
18 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES believes that strong democratic institutions empower all citizens to have a voice in the way they are governed. To promote this belief, IFES works to ensure its programming is inclusive of all...
17 Oct 2012 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ana Santos, senior program officer for the Americas, answers some questions about IFES’ work empowering underrepresented populations in Guatemala and Ecuador.