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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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2 Apr 2020 | Feature
 In honor of Global Elections Day, IFES and local partner organizations conducted a two-day training on ensuring the electoral rights of persons with disabilities for representatives of Kyrgyzstan's...
1 Apr 2020 | Feature
Last month, IFES and Future Stars, a self-advocacy organization, trained four new trainers with intellectual disabilities on how to build self-confidence to effectively and meaningfully participate...
30 Mar 2020 | Feature
Without a strong foundation for democratic resilience, a global health crisis can shock democratic institutions and offer a blank check to governments to use emergency powers to curtail political...
30 Mar 2020 | Feature
On March 24, IFES held “Slovak Parliamentary Elections in an Era of Disinformation: Post-Election Debrief” as a virtual meeting. The event demonstrated that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...
27 Mar 2020 | Feature
All electoral activities planned for the near future will be affected one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. Election commissions need sound advice and technical assistance to navigate the...
26 Mar 2020 | Feature
IFES and the National Youth Council of Macedonia just launched the Public Policy Academy, the first in a series of capacity-building efforts to increase young North Macedonian citizens’ participation...
19 Mar 2020 | Feature
Read IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury's message about the impact of the novel coronavirus crisis and how IFES is responding.
6 Mar 2020 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On March 4, IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury delivered testimony to the United States House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on “Human Rights in Haiti: Ideas for Next...
6 Mar 2020 | Feature
Launched ahead of Myanmar's 2020 elections, the “Advanced She Leads” program will support 40 women leaders to effect positive change in their communities.
4 Mar 2020 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Ahead of International Women's Day, IFES spoke with Central Election Commissioner Viktoriia Hlushchenko, who leads gender mainstreaming and gender equality in organizing elections and referendums in...
28 Feb 2020 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
For over 20 years, IFES Senior Civic Education Expert Dr. Greer Burroughs has contributed to the growth of democratic civic education around the world. In this Q&A, Dr. Burroughs reflects on the...
27 Feb 2020 | Feature
As part of IFES' Democracy: From Theory to Practice course in Ukraine, students work on a capstone project together to identify one important societal issue or problem of their choice, conduct...