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Elected primary school representatives from Kenya’s 47 counties gathered in Nairobi from June 19-23, 2017 for the National Children’s Government Congress, which included nominations, elections, the children’s government parliamentary session and swearing-in ceremony.
The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), a creative partnership of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and election-focused civil society organizations in Southeast Asia, organized a meeting of disability rights advocates on June 18 in Phuket, Thailand, to discuss recommendations for the access to justice, disaster risk management, and entrepreneurship for people with dis
As part of its work in Kenya, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), through the Global Affairs Canada funded “Kenya Electoral System Support” program is providing grants to youth-based organizations whose focus is encouraging greater and more meaningful youth participation in Kenya’s electoral process.
A robust and analytical media is necessary for voters to make informed choices at the polls. This requires substantive coverage of candidates and platforms, but also in-depth presentation of the impact and meaning of an electoral system.
By Samer Elchahabi, Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa
Women have true talents and are just as capable as men – that was Noura Mohamed Al-Tabalgi’s first breakthrough revelation during the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) Women’s Leadership Program in Libya. She first heard about the program through Facebook.
By Margarita Seminario, Senior Program Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is working with key electoral stakeholders in Kenya, including the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), election observers and disabled people’s organizations, to increase the accessibility of the upcoming August polls.
In 2015, the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), a disability rights organization in Pakistan committed to mainstreaming disability in development using a rights-based approach, developed an Android mobile application to connect persons with disabilities with information on disability rights.