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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 U.S. 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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Daniela Colaiacovo, Director of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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10 Dec 2018 | Feature
On November 1-4, 2018, the General Election Network for Disability Access organized a communications and advocacy training of disabled people’s organizations and civil society organizations from...
7 Dec 2018 | Feature
Internal displacement continues to be a human tragedy for the millions who are forced to leave their homes because of armed conflict, climate change or natural disaster. Often internally displaced...
7 Dec 2018 | Feature
Pervasive corruption erodes the credibility and legitimacy of electoral processes and democratic institutions – which in turn undermines effective governance. In observance of International Anti-...
6 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES arranged a visit centered around the administration of the United States’ general elections for Dr. Emad Alsaiah, chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission, and Mr. Salam Shrayef...
4 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES has a vision of a world in which strong democratic institutions include the voices of all citizens, protect them from violence that seeks to silence them, and support them in seeking justice. We...
3 Dec 2018 | Feature
Ilyas Alymbek Uulu, who is 16 and uses a wheelchair, is one of an estimated 30,000 youth with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan. He performed the leading role in an IFES-supported public service...
3 Dec 2018 | Feature
The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on December 3, commemorates the human rights of persons with disabilities. The theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with...
28 Nov 2018 | Feature
As an organization dedicated to helping citizens have a voice in elections, IFES is partnering with institutions and organizations to deliver electoral processes with integrity in over 25 countries...
20 Nov 2018 | Feature
IFES has co-authored an upcoming report, Understanding the Effectiveness of Legal, Policy and Public Measures Designed to Advance Meaningful Youth Political Participation, which will be available for...
16 Nov 2018 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On November 14, 2018, Vasu Mohan, IFES' regional director for Asia-Pacific and technical lead on elections, conflict and security, provided testimony to the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human...
14 Nov 2018 | Feature
Earlier this year, IFES research in Zimbabwe found that women engaging in elections as candidates, voters and journalists were experiencing devastating sexual extortion, physical violence, harassment...
13 Nov 2018 | Feature
As part of its commitment to meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in political and public life, IFES is collaborating with Gallaudet University to develop a Haitian sign language...