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28 Oct 2010

In September 2010, IFES hosted a showcase of BRIDGE training programs in Niger. The showcase introduced BRIDGE — which stands for Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections — to Nigerien elections officials and representatives from international partner organizations who will participate in more extensive training during the coming year.

12 Oct 2010

Our annual staff-only photography competition profiles the many ways staff support the organization’s mission. Featured here are the winners and finalists of three contest categories under the theme “IFES at Work”.

IFES will begin accepting submissions for next year’s staff-only contest on June 15, 2011.

5 Oct 2010

On September 26, 2010, IFES and the Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS) hosted an Electoral Symposium to spread electoral awareness before the upcoming People’s Assembly elections in November, 2010. The event featured distinguished speakers from political parties, government officials, members of civil society and election experts.

29 Sep 2010

On September 28, 2010, IFES presented the 2010 Manatt Democracy Awards to Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Lebanon’s Minister of the Interior and Municipalities Ziyad Baroud, and former USAID Administrator Peter McPherson. The event was widely-attended by friends and supporters of the democracy movement.

15 Sep 2010

September 15, the International Day of Democracy, gives us an opportunity to reflect on what it means to vote and to partake in our country’s political affairs. It is also a good time to remember that for many around the world, the right to vote is hard fought and elusive.

26 Aug 2010

IFES is supporting civil society organizations conducting voter education activities in advance of the 2010 People’s Assembly Elections in Egypt. During the month of August, IFES co-sponsored a workshop with the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies for civil society organizations to discuss women’s political participation.

20 Jul 2010

On Sunday, 27 June 2010 Kyrgyzstan held a referendum to consider adopting a new constitution. The referendum, administered by a new (interim) Central Election Commission (CEC), was held just 80 days after the violent overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and just weeks after a violent ethnic clash between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the south of the country.

10 Jul 2010

On September 14, 2010, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne S. Verveer visited the Garima project in New Delhi, India. Verveer helped launch the Garima project in November 2009 and returned to observe its progress during a recent visit to India.

10 Jun 2010

Throughout the month of May, Georgia prepared for elections to choose representatives to local councils (sakrebulos) as well as the mayor of the capital city of Tbilisi. This represents the first time that voters would directly elect a mayor.

9 Jun 2010

On Sunday, August 29, 2010, IFES and the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University hosted a workshop at the university featuring representatives of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR). The aim of the session was to discuss the role of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in the election process in Egypt. The main speakers were Dr.

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