On May 20, IFES conducted a cyber-hygiene training in Kyiv, Ukraine, for 16 representatives of Ukrainian civil society organizations, including organizations promoting the rights of people with disabilities, women and the LGBTQ community. The training was designed to raise participants' awareness of potential risks to online security.
IFES Announces New Vision and Mission
On August 26, IFES and Nigeria-based youth civil society organization Yiaga Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU formalizes a partnership between the two organizations, guided by their common mission to strengthen participatory democracy, human rights and civic participation across Africa, with a particular focus on youth and electoral integrity.
On September 30, IFES held its Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards, honoring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright (D), former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley (R) and former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.
Elections by the Numbers
On October 6, Tunisians went to the polls to elect a new Assembly of the Representatives of the People. These elections took place less than a month after the first round of the early presidential election. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Tunisia: 2019 Parliamentary Elections.
Afghan voters went to the polls for a presidential election on September 28. Eighteen candidates were on the ballot, including current President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Afghanistan: 2019 Presidential Election.
On June 16, Guatemalan citizens voted in general elections. On August 11, they returned to the polls to elect their president and vice president from the two top candidates of the first round. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Guatemala: 2019 Presidential Election Runoff.