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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.