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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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5 Aug 2018 | Feature
Having acknowledged the crucial role of youth participation in democracy, IFES has contributed to efforts to increase political awareness and engagement among young Latin Americans. Our recent work...
5 Aug 2018 | Feature
The Universities and Colleges Student Peace Association of Kenya (UCSPAK) was given a grant by IFES to carry out civic education in universities to target first-time voters ahead of the 2017 general...
5 Aug 2018 | Feature
George (Gio) Kobakhidze, IFES' deputy country director for Ukraine, is currently spearheading an initiative to implement a university-level civic education course in Ukraine’s institutions of higher...
2 Aug 2018 | Press Release
IFES will honor former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia with its 2018 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award at a special ceremony on September 24, in Washington, D.C.
31 Jul 2018 | Feature
IFES is working to support disability rights advocates’ efforts toward the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in public life. One such advocate is Nazma Ara Begum Popy, general secretary of...
26 Jul 2018 | Feature
In partnership with Disability Alliance for Our Rights, IFES collected data on the inclusion of Dominican youth with disabilities under a program that is empowering young persons with disabilities to...
26 Jul 2018 | Feature
During the 2017 electoral period in Kenya, IFES supported the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in deploying a dynamic youth outreach strategy as part of the United States Agency for...
23 Jul 2018 | Feature
On July 24, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya will host the first-ever Global Disability Summit. IFES,...
23 Jul 2018 | Press Release
IFES will honor Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green (R) with its 2018 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. The...
16 Jul 2018 | Feature
On June 12, 2018, Mark Kaigwa, the CEO and founder of Nendo, joined IFES for an event, “On the Border of Truth: Defense Against Social Media Propaganda,” which featured a presentation and discussion...
11 Jul 2018 | Feature
From June 28-July 1, 2018, a delegation from the Haitian Provisional Electoral Council visited Mexico City to take part in the Foreign Visitors’ Information Forum – 2017-2018 Electoral Process...
11 Jul 2018 | Feature
With support from IFES and the United States Agency for International Development, the Coalition for Independent Living conducted seminars and an advocacy campaign with Georgian youth in recognition...