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Promoting Gender Inclusion with Nepal’s Election Commission

March 19, 2015

While Nepal has made significant progress in promoting gender equality in the last decade, women continue to face barriers to active and equal political and civic participation. IFES is working with the Election Commission of Nepal to establish a Gender and Social Inclusion Unit to strengthen gender mainstreaming mechanisms, increase women’s representation, systematize gender training and capacity building, and build gender-sensitive perspectives throughout Nepal’s electoral process.

All Inclusion and Empowerment

New Disability Rights and Elections Training Module Piloted in South and Southeast Asia

January 15, 2015

IFES is leading a series of regional trainings in Nepal and Myanmar to promote the electoral and political enfranchisement of people with disabilities. IFES’ field teams from around the globe are working together to develop a Disability Rights and Elections BRIDGE module with support from the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

All Inclusion and Empowerment, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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

Empowering Youth in Nepal to Secure their Voting Rights

August 20, 2014

In support of efforts to strengthen the participation of youth, ethnic minorities and historically marginalized groups in Nepal's electoral process, IFES has partnered with Youth Initiative to educate youth on the importance of obtaining their citizenship certificates and registering to vote.

All Inclusion and Empowerment

IFES Hosts Election Commission of Nepal

July 23, 2014

On July 14, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation from the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), led by Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, for a series of meetings at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Institutional Development, Electoral Systems, All Election Management

Elections in Nepal: November 19 Constituent Assembly Elections

November 14, 2013

On November 19, Nepalis will elect members to form a Constituent Assembly (CA), which will be charged with drafting a new constitution for the South Asian country. IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Nepal: November 19 Constituent Assembly Elections shed light on the poll. 

All Election Management

Using Personal Experience to Improve Accessibility for All

October 16, 2013

Padam Pariyar, who was born with a physical disability, is currently using his advocacy and leadership skills to increase the political participation of persons with disabilities and empower local disabled persons organizations (DPOs) in Nepal.

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Working with Nepal’s Dalit Population – Transforming Marginalization

October 16, 2013

In collaboration with two leading Dalit-focused civil society organizations, as well as the Election Commission of Nepal, IFES is implementing programs that engage the traditionally marginalized Dalit population.

Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations, All Inclusion and Empowerment


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