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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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9 Sep 2019 | Feature
On August 10, 280 young people gathered in Mandalay, Myanmar, to celebrate International Youth Day. In line with this year’s global theme of “Transforming Education,” the event kicked off IFES’...
9 Sep 2019 | Feature
IFES launched the A-Spire Speakers Series in July 2019 to provide a platform for Georgian women with disabilities to share their unique stories and successes with the disability rights community,...
29 Aug 2019 | Feature
From July 2-20, IFES partnered with Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to conduct a monitoring and evaluation training for directors and managers from all 10 departments and units of the CEP...
27 Aug 2019 | Feature
Election-related violence has been pervasive in Guatemala since the country’s transition to democracy in the mid-1980s. Taking into consideration the intricate nature of electoral violence in...
27 Aug 2019 | Feature
The use of violence to resolve conflict in Bangladesh has unfortunately crept into student politics and university life. In July, IFES held a "People Against Violence Everywhere" (PAVE) master...
14 Aug 2019 | Feature
Through its training programs, IFES strengthens the knowledge and skills of current and future leaders, focusing on professionalizing election administration and empowering citizens. IFES specializes...
9 Aug 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In this Q&A, IFES Research Intern Kamran Mamedovi speaks about his time at IFES and connects his research to the realities that ethnic minority populations face in Georgia.
7 Aug 2019 | Press Release
IFES will honor Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley with...
1 Aug 2019 | Feature
In early 2019, Ukrainian student Rashyd Bilalov organized the “Democracy Talks” project at his university. An alumnus of IFES' Democracy: From Theory to Practice civic education course, he was...
1 Aug 2019 | Feature
IFES honors young champions and showcases the pivotal role young people play in developing and sustaining democratic processes in their communities by celebrating International Youth Day 2019 with a...
24 Jul 2019 | Feature
In June 2019, IFES and local partner Ragnar Nurkse Department of Governance and Innovation at the Tallinn University of Technology held a training course on electoral technology and cyber hygiene in...
18 Jul 2019 | Feature
IFES, in partnership with the Center for Dalit Women Nepal, is introducing its flagship women’s leadership program “She Leads” to Nepal. Over the next four years, through a modular training program,...