Technology platforms and products continue to transform politics and elections with prominent implications for voter trust and understanding.
Lebanon is a country of multiple layers of social, confessional, ideological, economic and cultural identities. The political rights of marginalized populations, including women, persons with disabilities, refugees, young people and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people (LGBTQI+), are undermined by systematic discrimination and physical and psychological violence.
International and local experts have repeatedly evaluated the legal frameworks for referendums and presidential and parliamentary elections in Belarus. They have found that the frameworks do not adequately guarantee the conduct of elections in line with international obligations and standards.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems Youth Specialist Ashley Law and Senior Global Inclusion Advisor Virginia Atkinson co-authored “Positive Youth Development: A Bridge to Connect Civic Education and Sustainable Development,” published in the Journal of Youth Development.
Women around the world face obstacles in running for political office, with access to financing playing a critical role. After the 2019 parliamentary elections in Ukraine, the number of women elected to Parliament increased significantly from 11 percent to over 20 percent.
2020 was a particularly challenging and historic year for the Dominican Republic. The February municipal elections and March general elections were postponed as a result of technological failure and the COVID-19 pandemic.
In recent decades, states have increasingly used peer review mechanisms to evaluate their compliance with international anti-corruption standards and commitments. Immense effort and technical skill go into producing these evaluations, which generally culminate in reports that identify gaps and recommendations for improved practice.
The quality of democracies around the globe is declining while political crises and conflicts are worsening in several regions. This context makes democracy and governance assistance both increasingly difficult and ever more crucial.
"The impacts of climate change on conflict, displacement and migration are increasingly far-reaching and apparent. Oftentimes, when people are forced from their homes, their ability to exercise their political rights becomes imperiled.