MoU Signing between ADF and IFES, Yangon, Myanmar

On January 29, 2019, IFES and the ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue coordinating efforts to increase access to political rights for persons with disabilities in Southeast Asia. IFES, which founded the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) in 2011, is partnering with disabled people’s organizations…

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On 27 June, AGENDA and IFES coordinated with Bawaslu (Indonesia Election Supervisory Body)  to hold polling station visits to the 2018 Pilkada (local election) in five cities for international delegates and representatives as part of Bawaslu’s first-ever Election Studies Program. The program aimed to bring together members of election management bodies (EMBs) from…

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Bridge Training

In 2014, IFES began development on the first Disability Rights and Elections training module. The module’s content is informed by the standards identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The module development has been a collaborative effort…

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As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies to mature…

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