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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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17 Apr 2019 | Feature
On April 17, Indonesia held the largest single-day election in the world. For the first time since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, more than 192 million registered voters had an opportunity to...
16 Apr 2019 | Feature
IFES partnered with the Research Network on Peace Operations to support women working on women, peace and security issues from across the Sahel region and Côte d’Ivoire during a training held from...
16 Apr 2019 | Feature
On March 14, IFES and the Carter Center co-hosted a parallel event on “Effective Protection From Online Violence Against Women in Politics” at the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of...
15 Apr 2019 | Feature
IFES debuted new research on the efficacy of pro-youth laws and policies at an event organized around the launch of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening report Raising...
12 Apr 2019 | Feature
On April 4, IFES and the National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities brought together representatives from the disability community in Ukraine to discuss obstacles that persons with intellectual...
12 Apr 2019 | Feature
Throughout 2018, IFES advisors guided the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner in developing and writing its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The plan, launched in November, sets out a vision...
11 Apr 2019 | Feature
IFES has partnered with the Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities and ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality to launch the “Identify, Interpret and Respond” project, which will...
10 Apr 2019 | Feature
In an effort to increase civic participation among marginalized groups in Kyrgyzstan, in February 2018, IFES organized a contest for persons with disabilities, which provided them with an opportunity...
10 Apr 2019 | Feature
Growing conservatism, discrimination against minority populations and an increase in hate speech and disinformation are threatening Indonesia. While the 2019 presidential and legislative elections...
8 Apr 2019 | Feature
On April 8, IFES and Guatemala's National Council for Persons with Disabilities and signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to enhance collaboration between the two organizations. IFES and CONADI...
27 Mar 2019 | Feature
IFES’ leadership in the field is comprised of a cadre of women professionals with firsthand experience administering elections in every region of the world. In this Q&A, IFES Legal Advisor...
26 Mar 2019 | Feature
IFES’ leadership in the field is comprised of a cadre of women professionals with firsthand experience administering elections in every region of the world. In this Q&A, Renata Levovski reflects...