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Post-Election Q&A: Iraq's 2014 Council of Representatives Elections

May 14, 2014

Iraq's 2014 Council of Representatives elections successfully concluded on April 30, with approximately 21.5 million registered voters taking part.

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Elections in Iraq: April 30 Council of Representatives Elections

April 10, 2014

Despite the ongoing and increasing violence over the last months, Iraqi citizens will elect members of the Council of Representatives (CoR) on April 30.

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Program in Iraq Reaches Underrepresented Populations

October 16, 2013

To foster and promote citizen participation in Iraq, IFES strengthens civil society engagement through voter education and outreach by building partnerships between Iraqi civil society organizations and the election commission.

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Elections in Iraq: September 21 Iraqi Kurdistan Region Parliamentary Elections

September 20, 2013

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region Parliament elections on September 21, 2013, will see residents of this region elect representatives to replace the members of parliament elected in 2009. The Iraqi Kurdistan Region Parliament is the governing body of Iraqi Kurdistan. IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Iraq: September 21 Iraqi Kurdistan Region Parliamentary Elections sheds light on the polls.

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Iraq Holds Key Election in Development of Democracy

April 23, 2013

On April 20, 2013, Iraqi citizens went to the polls to elect representatives to replace the governorate councils elected in 2009. Governorate councils rule their provinces with broad powers and carry significant weight within Iraq's political structure. IFES Chief of Party Anna Wiktorowska answers some questions about Election Day and what this poll means to Iraq's democracy. 

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Iraq’s Political Climate Examined Prior to Governorate Council Elections

April 18, 2013

On April 20, 2013, amid escalating violence, political impasses and an Arab-Kurdish rift, Iraqi citizens will elect representatives to replace the governorate councils (GCs) elected in 2009. This article provides an overview of the elections and the political climate ahead of the polls.

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Elections in Iraq: April 20 Governorate Council Elections

April 16, 2013

Despite the ongoing and escalating political violence, on April 20, Iraqi citizens will elect their representatives to Governorate (Provincial) Councils. These elections will be a good test-run for parliamentary elections scheduled in 2014. IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Elections in Iraq: April 20 Governorate Council Elections goes into detail and provides the context in which the elections will take place.

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.

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CEDAW Anniversary: Mainstreaming Women's Engagement in Iraq

December 18, 2012

As with most of the countries in the Middle East, Iraq is a religiously conservative and patriarchal society. Women in Iraq are affected by exclusion from different levels of decision-making roles in their communities due to societal traditions and norms. IFES Program Associate Amy Chin, Program Officer Amr Abdallah and Deputy Chief of Party in Iraq Vassia Stoilov talk about IFES' work with women in Iraq.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Before and After the Arab Spring

February 23, 2012

In this second podcast celebrating IFES' silver anniversary, Michael Svetlik, IFES Vice President of Programs, talks about the Middle East and North Africa region's quest for democracy.

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