Democracy Awards Dinner
Each year, IFES honors inspirational leaders with an unwavering commitment to building resilient democracies that deliver for all. The awards—given to a Republican, Democrat, and a member of the international community—highlight how the work of safeguarding and advancing freedom and democracy transcends political parties and national borders.
IFES honored three global democracy leaders with its 2022 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award
"The work is often thankless. The news is often bleak. But we have heroes that we look to and shepherds in this world that keep the flame burning.”
"You have to work for democracy all the time. You have to fight for it during the peaceful time, so you don’t have to fight for it during the war.”
"We hope that the war in Ukraine will be a turning point, where we can turn the tide, and democracy regains the upper hand against forces of tyranny, and that is what we all must continue to fight for.”