After consultation with key national and international stakeholders, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has developed the country’s first national gender and elections strategy with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). This document is intended as a tool for the CEP to promote women’s participation in all stages of the electoral process and for all re
Today’s young leaders will be tomorrow’s decision-makers. Developing new generations of active and engaged citizens is key to building democratic stability and future leadership.
Indigenous populations face unique barriers to full participation in the electoral and political process. They often live in remote areas and are ignored by decision-makers. Indigenous communities are also left out of many development and economic opportunities.
To mark this year’s International Day of Democracy, we interviewed IFES Vice President for Programs Michael Svetlik about the evolution of the democracy movement.
Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been working in the Republic of Maldives since 2011 implementing a broad range of technical election assistance and civic education activities. In June, IFES held a “Democracy Camp” for 40 youths from throughout the country, aged 14-16.