Myanmar’s 2015 election was a historic moment for democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.
On October 8, 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a new law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Related to the Prevention of and Counteraction to Political Corruption” (Political Finance Law), which introduces sweeping changes to the regulation of political finance in Ukraine.
Recent studies have identified the alienation of Kosovo youth from electoral, political and governance processes as a potential threat to the peaceful development of a unified society, and the basis for extremism and potential radicalization of youth by clerics and political interest groups.
Irena Hadžiabdić is an Election Commissioner for Bosnia and Herzegovina's Central Election Commission and an International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board Director. In this interview, she discusses her experience as a woman in the field of election management and IFES' role in empowering women to become elected leaders around the world.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) #HerVoteHerVoice campaign seeks to raise $10,000 by June 30 for our Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) framework. VAWIE is a new tool that documents women’s public and private experiences with violence in elections, and transforms this data into violence mitigation and prevention strategies.
Established in 1995, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) pools the expertise of three premier democracy promotion organizations: the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is seeking to address how men and women can work together in leadership when a country is undergoing a political transition through the Global Women’s Leadership Program by developing a Male Allies for Leadership Equality (MALE) training curriculum. In order to inform the development of the MALE curriculum, IFES set out to conduct focus
Nataliia Skrypka, Executive Director of the National Assembly for Persons with Disabilities, discusses research conducted in Ukraine – with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems – about barriers persons with disabilities encounter while voting.
In late September 2015, IFES introduced #AVoteForEveryVoice, our first-ever online fundraising campaign, with the goal of raising $10,000 by December 31 for our 2016 projects to empower persons with disabilities. We are approaching our objective and our deadline, but need your help to push us over the edge.
On October 25 and November 15, 2015, Ukraine held Local Council and mayoral elections in all territories except in and around the Russian-backed separatist-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast and Russia-occupied Crimea and Sebastopol.