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June 2015

IFES Releases 2014 Annual Report

IFES' 2014 Annual Report chronicles our efforts to champion the right of citizens around the world to vote over the past year. The Annual Report is being released in conjunction with the launch of a brand new IFES.org. As you experience the interactive 2014 Annual Report, we invite you to view the multimedia content, including photo galleries, videos, webcasts, podcasts and more.

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IFES Launches New IFES.org

IFES is pleased to introduce a brand new IFES.org. Our new website repositions our core areas of work to highlight what matters most: Electoral Integrity; Participation and Inclusion; Accountability; Women's Empowerment; and Research and Surveys. Our new website also provides a variety of resources, including IFES publications and election FAQs; regularly updated information on career and business opportunities; news on our programming and research; and much more.

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Engaging the Nation in Gender Equality: Haiti's National Gender and Elections Strategy

After consultation with key national and international stakeholders, Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has developed the country's first national gender and elections strategy with support from IFES. As Haiti prepares for 2015 elections, this strategy is intended as a tool for the CEP to promote women's participation in all stages of the electoral process and for all relevant stakeholders to coordinate their efforts regarding gender equality in elections in an effective manner.

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Local Solutions for Sustainable Civic Education at Georgian Universities

April 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA) – a formal network of over 50 university-level civic educators who teach the IFES-developed, semester-long and fully accredited civic education course, Democracy and Citizenship. Today, IFES works in close partnership with CELA to maximize its effectiveness and ability to build upon the significant strides that have already been achieved.

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Notes on Democracy

Take our democracy quiz! IFES' vision is a world in which strong democratic institutions empower citizens to have a voice in the way they are governed. We apply our independent expertise to strengthen electoral systems and build local capacity to promote sustainable democracy. Test your democracy IQ and join our mission today!

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Since 1995, IFES has been strengthening democracy through partnerships with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI) and local civil society organizations under the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS). This photo gallery highlights some of CEPPS' recent activities and successes.

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Work with IFES

IFES seeks a qualified Chief of Party for an anticipated project in the Central African Republic assisting the National Authority for Elections. We are also hiring a Senior Media and Events Officer to develop and implement measurable traditional media outreach strategies and plan IFES events.

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