8 Mar 2013

Zin Mar Aung is a women’s advocate from Myanmar who spent 11 years as a political prisoner for distributing pamphlets, letters and poems supporting the National League for Democracy (NLD).


5 Mar 2013

Considered the anchor state of East Africa, Kenya plays an important role in the cultural, economic and political life of the region. At the same time, the country suffered serious and potentially destabilizing election violence during the 2007 elections—the last presidential election held in the country.

3 Mar 2013

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2013 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences ahead of and on the day of the pivotal poll.  


Final thoughts

20 Feb 2013

In the 10 years that Gabrielle Bardall has been involved in the field of election assistance and democracy promotion, she has worked with local activists and electoral administrators in many corners of the globe.

30 Jan 2013

Ludmila Lupasco, recently appointed as the Head of the Legal Department, is a hardworking professional, actively supporting the Central Election Commission (CEC) staff on all legal matters and representing the CEC in court with election complaints.

24 Jan 2013

On January 23, 2013, Jordanians went to the polls to vote in the first election since the country enacted reforms following widespread protests during the Arab Spring. The reforms include the establishment of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a new Constitutional Court, a new Election Law and a new Political Parties Law.

17 Jan 2013

IFES has been implementing Democracy Camps in Kyrgyzstan for over a decade to familiarize a new generation with democratic principles. Through an interactive methodology of group discussions, simulations, games and competitions, Democracy Camps provide middle and high school students the tools to advocate for change in their society.

20 Dec 2012

In 2009, Zimbabwe formed a Government of National Unity to overcome a political impasse. One of this government’s main tasks is to draft a new constitution for the country that will determine, among other things, the country’s electoral framework.

20 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

20 Dec 2012

Following the 2007 general elections that resulted in political violence, Kenya has adopted a new constitution and made widespread modifications to its electoral system.