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
Electoral violence against women, whether by political party leaders, poll workers or family members, represents a significant obstacle to increasing women’s representation in the political sphere.
By Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, IFES Senior Gender Specialist
Collecting reliable data on state and political processes in insecure environments is a necessary first step to understanding and ultimately reducing violence. Gender shapes the data we collect, the ways it is collected and ultimately, the findings we produce and the solutions we pursue.
By IFES Asia-Pacific Program Officer Sarah Bibler, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Vasu Mohan, and Dr. Meeta Singh, former advisor to the Dignity of the Girl Child program
The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on December 3, commemorates the human rights of persons with disabilities.
By Michael Svetlik, IFES Vice President of Programs
With elections worldwide becoming more litigious, there is rising pressure on election management bodies (EMBs), tribunals, and courts to resolve politically charged disputes and avoid destabilization of political transitions.