In December 2020, @IFESDisability posted photos of women and men with disabilities around the world with statements that highlight advocacy of persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 30, 2019, voters went to the polls for by-elections held in all seven states of Nepal for open local, state and federal elected offices. The by-elections filled vacancies created since the 2017 general elections, with most open seats due to death of the elected representatives, one due to resignation and some who were appointed to higher government offices.
Women with disabilities often face multiple forms of discrimination and a lack of access to decision-making processes. In the Pacific Islands region, there are an estimated 775,000 women with disabilities.
With 87.4 percent* turnout, voting in the Bougainville referendum – conducted from November 23 through December 7 – concluded with the announcement of results on December 11.
On July 21, Ukrainians went to the polls to cast votes for their next Parliament in early elections. The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) reported an overall voter turnout of 49.84 percent at the closing of polls, based on preliminary reports about voter participation received shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.
On April 9-12, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) trained members of Guatemala's National Council on Disability to conduct an election access observation.
To address a lack of civic education in schools and create an informed and civic-minded future generation, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in cooperation with the Tunisian High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) and Ministry of Education (MoE), developed the Democratic Awakening Toolkit, which presents basic information about democracy and elections tailored f
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (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 April 21, 2019, Ukrainian citizens voted in a second-round presidential election after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round on March 31.
by Marit Björnlund*