Interview/Speech/Testimony

18 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

18 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

18 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

17 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

17 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

17 Dec 2012

In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

27 Nov 2012

On the morning of November 6, 2012 – Election Day in the United States – Peter Kelly, IFES chairman and former Democratic National Committee finance chair, and Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, joined IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney for a briefing on the U.S.

19 Nov 2012

On Saturday, November 17, Sierra Leone held the country’s third presidential election since the decade-long civil war came to an end in 2002. The November 17 poll was also the first election that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has taken a primary role in organizing and executing. Because the 2007 election was marred by violence, security was a main concern in this election.

29 Oct 2012

Ukraine held elections for its parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) on October 28, 2012. Many observers saw the polls – taking place under a new legal framework and amid intense polarization among political actors – as a litmus test for the country’s democracy.

David Ennis, IFES chief of party for Ukraine, answers some questions about Election Day in Kyiv.

18 Oct 2012

IFES believes that strong democratic institutions empower all citizens to have a voice in the way they are governed. To promote this belief, IFES works to ensure its programming is inclusive of all populations. In Yemen, IFES implemented a project that targeted the traditionally marginalized—women, youth, and persons with disabilities.