Down a small narrow lane outside Pathein, Ayeyarwaddy, in Myanmar is where you will find the new office of the Women’s Capacity Building Organization (WBCO), a recently established community organization founded by ten “She Leads” alumnae.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announces its new program, in partnership with local disabled people’s organization Disability Alliance for Our Rights, “Promoting the Political Leadership of Youth with Disabilities in the Dominican Republic.” The program, made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development Disability Fund, will e
On October 31, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (CONADI) presented proposed reforms to the Elections and Political Parties Law (LEPP) to the Congressional Disabilities Affairs Committee and to the Board of Magistrates of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provided technical assistance and key thematic inputs to CONAD
On October 12-13, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training on “Disability Rights, Media, and Elections” for 25 people representing five disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) in Yangon, Myanmar including IFES’ local partner the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI).
Iraq has undergone dramatic change in the past decade. The U.S.-led war in Iraq that began in 2003, and the subsequent de-Ba’athification process led by the Coalition Provisional Authority, spike in sectarianism, advancement by the Islamic State (IS) and push by the Kurds for independence, all continue to impact the country’s political and security environment.
Since 1994, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has conducted 25 nationwide public opinion surveys in Ukraine, examining socio-political issues and attitudes toward elections and democracy, among other topics, which have greatly assisted in guiding IFES programming and providing valuable data to donors, researchers and other stakeholders.
Mike Yard is a recognized international election administration and technology expert with over 25 years of experience. He has advised election authorities in over 15 countries and served as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Chief of Party in Kenya and Uganda.
As a leader in inclusive democracy and governance, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works to fortify women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected leaders, technical experts in elections, engaged civil society leaders and informed voters. In this Q&A, IFES Senior Gender Specialist Dr.