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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by United States lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.

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18 Sep 2020 | Feature
USAID announced the winners and finalists of the 2020 Democracy, Human Rights and Governance photo contest, which included a photo from the Kyiv Pride March, captured by Roman Shalamov for IFES in...
18 Sep 2020 | Feature
To examine how other countries’ electoral experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic can guide preparations in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations interviewed IFES experts Fernanda...
14 Sep 2020 | Feature
An estimated 5 million young people will be eligible to vote for the first time in Myanmar’s 2020 elections. On August 15, IFES brought together young leaders from across Myanmar to participate in...
11 Sep 2020 | Feature
In celebration of International Day of Democracy on September 15, IFES affirms people’s right to have a voice in how they are governed to ensure that democracies deliver for all both during and after...
26 Aug 2020 | Feature
To empower underrepresented populations and provide spaces for young Georgians to influence decision-making, IFES launched the "Knowledge, Advocacy, Responsibility, engagement" (KARe) initiative. On...
25 Aug 2020 | Feature
In celebration of International Youth Day 2020, IFES hosted a Facebook Live event on "Young Leaders Building Sustainable Democracies." The event featured young leaders from Nepal, Nigeria and Ukraine.
25 Aug 2020 | Feature
To better understand the importance of young people’s participation in elections in Europe during COVID-19 and how young people can address challenges around digital activism, IFES, in partnership...
25 Aug 2020 | Feature
Georgia’s Central Election Commission recently upgraded its server infrastructure with support from IFES, which will allow it to detect and mitigate attacks in the context of parliamentary elections...
19 Aug 2020 | Feature
IFES worked with Ukrainian educators and students to move its university-level civic education course online to continue strengthening young people’s civic knowledge and skills during the pandemic.
12 Aug 2020 | Feature
Continuing their response efforts to COVID-19 in Bangladesh, IFES and Dhaka University’s Microgovernance Research Initiative organized 11 webinars for the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) ...
12 Aug 2020 | Feature
From July 27-30, IFES partnered with The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission to virtually deliver part one of IFES’ Executive Curriculum in Electoral Leadership (iEXCEL) training for...
4 Aug 2020 | Feature
On June 21, Serbians voted in parliamentary, provincial and local elections. With a partial opposition boycott and the threat of COVID-19 looming, IFES provided key, targeted assistance to election...