Registering Marginalized Populations to Vote in Nepal
December 18, 2014
As part of an effort to ensure that all Nepalis are able to participate actively in the country’s evolving political process, IFES Nepal is working with local partners to register citizens from historically marginalized groups, including Dalits, youth and persons with disabilities, to vote and have a say in how they are governed.
All Election Management
Improving Access to Citizenship Certificates
October 16, 2014
An estimated 2.1 million Nepalis are without citizenship certificates. As a primary legal document in Nepal, the citizenship certificate is a fundamental mechanism for access to a variety of services, including government benefits and education, and registering on the voter’s roll. Along with local partner organizations, IFES is actively working to address this problem as Nepal is grappling with the challenging opportunity of drafting a new Constitution, consolidating post-conflict peace and strengthening its democratic framework.
All Citizen Participation
2014 IFES Photography Contest Winners and Finalists
October 16, 2014
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Photo Contest, highlighting the importance of democracy by capturing images from around the world that call attention to the electoral and political process. This year IFES received over 500 images and competition was tough.
Our four categories reflect IFES’ thematic work: Election Management; Electoral Integrity and Transparency; Citizen Participation; and Inclusion and Empowerment. A panel of photography and subject matter experts evaluated and judged the photos on relevance to the theme, photographic quality and ability to tell a story.
View the full-resolution images on Flickr.
All Election Management,
All Electoral Integrity and Transparency,
All Citizen Participation,
All Inclusion and Empowerment