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Inspiring Youth to Take a Seat at the Table: A Q&A with Judith Lobos

December 18, 2013

Judith Lobos, who recently worked with IFES in Honduras, shares lessons learned from over 20 years of experience in engaging youth in the political process.

Youth Engagement, All Inclusion and Empowerment

High Turnout, Excitement around Honduras’ General Elections

November 27, 2013

General elections in Honduras, held on November 24, 2013, saw a high percentage of registered voters going to the polls. Luis Arturo Sobalvarro, IFES Chief of Party in Honduras, answers some questions on Election Day.

All Election Management

Elections in Honduras: November 24 General Elections

November 15, 2013

Hondurans will cast ballots in general elections on November 24, 2013, electing a new President, presidential designees, deputies to the National Congress, mayors and vice mayors, among other positions. IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) shed light on the polls.

Women’s Political Participation in Honduras

September 12, 2013

A guiding principle of democracy is social and political inclusion. However, the full participation of women in public life is an ongoing issue in many countries, and Honduras is no exception, despite progress made in recent years. As part of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening’s (CEPPS) 2012-2013 Honduras project, IFES and NDI completed the study Women’s Political Participation in Honduras. This publication provides recommendations to improve women’s participation in public decision making circles.

Honduras Evaluates Election Performance, Plans for General Elections in November

March 21, 2013

As part of its electoral technical assistance package in Honduras, IFES recently organized and conducted a crucial component of its two-year program. This was a comprehensive evaluation exercise aimed at gauging the effectiveness of the Tribunal Supremo Electoral’s (TSE) performance during the November 2012 primaries process, and a strategic electoral planning workshop to prepare for this year’s general elections, slated for November 24.

All Election Management

After Coup, Honduras Faces Hurdles before National Elections

January 16, 2013

Three and a half years later, the political and economic repercussions of that year’s June 28 coup continue to be painfully felt. While significant progress has been made, Honduras has a long way to go before fully recuperating. With general elections slated for this November, 2013 promises to be a crucial year for Honduras and its efforts to fully restore its democratic footing and move forward.

Institutional Development, All Election Management

CEDAW’s 33rd Anniversary: IFES Reflects on Efforts to End Discrimination against Women

December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012, marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In honor of this special day, IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

CEDAW Anniversary: Advancing Women's Equality in Honduras

December 18, 2012

Over the years, Honduras has moved forward when it comes to discrimination against women. Despite these improvements, there is still discrimination against women. It can be seen through the repression of women’s enthusiasm to get ahead or in their lack of education. Mireya Y. Cubas, IFES finance and administrative manager in Honduras, talks about successes and remaining challenges for women's equality.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Honduras Looks to Restore Democratic Footing with IFES Support

November 28, 2012

Honduras took an important step in restoring its democratic standing during the country’s recent electoral process. The November 18 contests, the first primaries held in the country since the 2009 coup d’état, have set the stage for next year’s November 13 general elections. With support from IFES, the TSE conducted what observers have hailed as the most transparent electoral process in Honduran history.

All Election Management

Streamlining the Complaints Adjudication Process in Honduras

November 20, 2012

To streamline the complaints adjudication process in Honduras, IFES helped the nation’s election management body, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), develop a system to receive and process claims. This groundbreaking tool – which allows the TSE to receive, process and respond to election-related claims quickly and efficiently – was piloted during the November 18 primary elections.

Election Dispute Resolution and Complaints Adjudication, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency