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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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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,...
17 Jul 2019 | Feature
Less than half of young Ukrainians say they have enough practical knowledge about the electoral process. To address this challenge and encourage more youth participation in elections, in March 2019,...
10 Jul 2019 | Feature
On June 16, for the first time in Guatemalan history, citizens had the opportunity to exercise their right to vote from outside their country as a result of 2016 electoral reforms. IFES has been...
10 Jul 2019 | Feature
IFES worked alongside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala to draft municipal agreements committing political parties and candidates to a peaceful electoral process, identify target...
2 Jul 2019 | Feature
On June 11, "She Leads" alumna Chanthy Hoy spoke on a side panel at the United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She spoke of the...
27 Jun 2019 | Feature
On June 11-12, IFES co-hosted two events: “Leadership for Policy Change: Government, International Nongovernmental Organization and Disabled People’s Organization Strategies for Political Inclusion”...
26 Jun 2019 | Feature
On June 7, Francophone election administrators voted unanimously to create a Women’s Forum to bring together women in senior leadership positions in national election administration. The creation of...
25 Jun 2019 | Feature
On May 20, IFES Gender Program Coordinator Otito Greg-Obi was elected to the 2019-20 Executive Committee of the United States Civil Society Working Group (CSWG) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). ...
19 Jun 2019 | Feature
On May 31, IFES delivered its final document on the 2019 transmission of preliminary electoral results (TREP) to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador. The document describes and analyzes all...
19 Jun 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Disability rights advocate Cristina Francisco received an “Everyday Heroines” award from the National District of the Dominican Republic. In this Q&A, we ask Francisco about her work on...