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19 Dec 2017

Women with disabilities often face barriers such as multiple forms of discrimination and lack access to decision-making processes as a result of their intersectional identities.

18 Dec 2017

On December 12, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch (TEPJF) of Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at IFES headquarters.

18 Dec 2017

On December 12, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a Capitol Hill roundtable on "Tackling Emerging Global Challenges in Mexico’s 2018 Elections: Cybersecurity, Disillusionment and Disinformation." The event featured remarks by Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney, as well as a panel discussion with Hon.

14 Dec 2017

As a global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) recognizes the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders and voters.

12 Dec 2017

The World Health Organization estimates that 15 percent of the world’s population has a disability. In Southeast Asia that equals almost 90 million people. In most parts of the region, persons with disabilities are unable to participate meaningfully in political processes.

11 Dec 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December to further collaboration toward improving the prevention and resolution of violations of electoral rights on the African continent and beyond.

8 Dec 2017

All over the globe, electoral stakeholders are acknowledging the phenomenon of violence against women in elections (VAWIE). The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has defined VAWIE as the following:

8 Dec 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) congratulates Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo movement, on being named one of TIME magazine’s “Silence Breakers,” and included as a 2017 Person of the Year.

7 Dec 2017

After obtaining a master’s degree from the University of Miami’s Graduate School for International Studies in December 1994, Anthony Bowyer, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) senior program manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, traveled home to Minnesota and soon after loaded up his 1987 Plymouth Reliant and m