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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.


Media Contact:

Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

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

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8 Jun 2018 | Feature
IFES launched an original initiative called Hack4Democracy (H4D), a combination of democracy camps and hackathons which uses technology to engage Tunisian youth in civic activism. At just 24 years...
5 Jun 2018 | Feature
Disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) from five Eastern European countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – are implementing advocacy projects to engage people with disabilities...
5 Jun 2018 | Feature
On May 6, 40 Kenyan youth leaders graduated from IFES' Youth Mentorship initiative as part of a youth civic and voter education project called Changamka, a Swahili word which loosely translates to “...
1 Jun 2018 | Feature
On Wednesday, May 23, Professor Nic Cheeseman joined the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a presentation and discussion of his new book, How to Rig an Election, which he...
30 May 2018 | Feature
In Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is mandated to conduct continuous voter education and in 2017, ahead of the Kenyan general elections, the IEBC set out to work...
29 May 2018 | Feature
On Wednesday, May 16, IFES and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) co-hosted a briefing to discuss global legislation that specifically addresses violence against women in politics (VAWIP),...
24 May 2018 | Press Release
The Board of Directors and staff of IFES mourn the passing of Gladys “Bunny” B. White, wife of the late IFES founder Clifton “Clif” White, on May 5, 2018, at the age of 102, and of IFES Board Member...
23 May 2018 | Feature
IFES has worked with local partner Act Change Transform (Act!) under the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP) to implement a series of large-...
16 May 2018 | Feature
In preparation for the Sierra Leone elections on March 7, 2018, IFES launched the USAID-funded Sierra Leone Election Dialogue Series Project and worked closely with the National Electoral Commission...
9 May 2018 | Feature
In February 2018, Sri Lanka held a local government election to elect over 8,000 representatives under a new mixed-member proportional representation system. IFES worked with the Election Commission...
9 May 2018 | Press Release
IFES expresses grave concern over the recurring threats to the integrity of the electoral process in Afghanistan. It is only through a peaceful and legitimate electoral process that Afghanistan’s...
8 May 2018 | Feature
The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (SRVAW) launched a call for submissions on violence against women in politics, ahead of a special report on the topic to be...