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Men debate the notion that “women cannot handle a political position.”

A survey conducted the Tunisian Mediterranean Center found that 16 percent of Tunisian women who participated in a mobilization campaign responded that men in their families did not allow them to vote in the May 2018 municipal elections. To begin to break down this barrier, IFES piloted the first-ever “Male Allies for Leadership Equality” training in Tunisia.

IFES staff from the field and headquarters were trained on a variety of topics.

IFES has more than 400 staff spread across Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa. During the week of May 12, 2019, IFES field leadership traveled to Arlington, Virginia, to meet with each other and colleagues in headquarters.

On May 8, IFES organized an event at George Washington University on “In Defense of Democracy: The Evolution of Civic Education in the Digital Age." The gathering included a presentation on the evolution of civic education has evolved, a panel discussion that offered comparative overviews and snapshots of ongoing case studies in Ukraine and the United States, and a facilitated dialogue.

Elections by the Numbers

Malawi number of registered voters: 6.9 million

On May 21, Malawian citizens went to the polls for general elections. This was only the second time that Malawi conducted presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on the same day. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Malawi: 2019 Presidential Election.

Panama number of registered voters: 2.8 million

On May 5, Panamanian citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, legislative and local elections. These were the sixth general elections since the ousting of the Manuel Noriega dictatorship in 1989 and the first held under the reformed Electoral Code. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Panama: 2019 General Elections.

Ukraine number of registered voters: 30.1 million

On April 21, Ukrainian voters participated in a run-off election to elect the president of Ukraine from among two candidates who received the highest numbers of votes in the first round. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Ukraine: 2019 Presidential Election Run-Off.