Democracy for All: Empowering Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

October 2, 2012 to October 2, 2012 - IFES

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the right of all individuals to take part in their nation’s government and political processes, including elections. However, in almost every nation economic, ethnic and social inequalities prevent some citizens from participating fully in public life.

From the Dalits and Khamaiyas of Nepal and Muslims and Tribals in India to the American Indians in the United States and indigenous and minority peoples of Latin America, vulnerable and marginalized groups face many obstacles when registering to vote, learning about the political process or making their voice heard in government.

Please join IFES for a discussion on the focused and innovative approaches used to empower individuals, communities and civil society groups to achieve inclusive societies. Experts will discuss challenges and solutions for reaching traditionally disenfranchised populations. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Ana Santos, IFES Senior Program Officer for the Americas TEST
  • Alan Wall, IFES Country Director in Nepal
  • TBD, American Indian speaker

Moderated by Vasu Mohan, IFES Deputy Director for Europe and Asia. 

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by registering online

This event will be webcast. Please visit our Multimedia page at the time of the event to watch online.

Learn more about IFES' work in Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, India and Nepal.


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