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March 2017

Working with Women Leaders and their Allies for Equality

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Women around the world are taking a stand to ensure their voices are heard, their rights are valued, and their leadership is felt. One of the ways these women leaders affect change is by working and building partnerships with male allies. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IFES has developed the Male Allies for Leadership Equality (MALE) training module, an addendum to IFES’ women’s leadership training curriculum.


Podcast: How IFES Promotes Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

For 30 years, IFES has worked to ensure that women have access and are empowered to meaningfully take part in their country’s political process as candidates, voters, leaders, and activists. In this podcast, Senior Editor and Writer Adam Gallagher talks with Senior Gender Specialist Jessica Huber and Gender Program Officer Tazreen Hussain about IFES’ work to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality and some of the new and innovative tools used by IFES’ gender team.

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IFES Q&A with Kosovo Country Director Nermin Nisic

Nermin Nisic, IFES Kosovo country director, has nearly two decades of democracy and governance experience. He is currently working to strengthen electoral processes in Kosovo by providing technical support and advice to the Central Election Commission and the Election Complaints and Appeals Panel to deliver credible and inclusive elections. In this Q&A, Nisic discusses IFES’ current project in Kosovo, major challenges to democratic progress in Europe and Eurasia, and how IFES can help address these challenges.

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Modernizing Civic and Voter Education in Liberia

By modernizing civic and voter education methods in Liberia, IFES and the National Elections Commission are breaking historic barriers to voter participation – namely illiteracy and inadequate access to information. As the critical October elections near, IFES hopes these new approaches to civic and voter education are reflected through voter participation in this significant post-conflict milestone.

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IFES Trains Tunisian Journalists Ahead of Key Local Elections

IFES is organizing a series of trainings for Tunisian community radio and print journalists. The goal of these training sessions is to build the capacity of Tunisian journalists – including journalists working in the marginalized interior regions – to provide accurate, analytical and impartial coverage of the upcoming municipal elections and the decentralization process.

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Notes on Democracy

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IFES is turning 30 this year and we invite you to celebrate our anniversary! Read and share our success story on gender equality in election administration featuring IFES Board Director Irena Hadžiabdić, a former IFES employee who serves as the first female chair of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission. Each month we will publish new stories illustrating the positive impact of IFES’ work around the world.

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Work with IFES

IFES seeks an experienced and motivated individual for a Finance Associate, Payroll position. We are
also accepting applications for a Program Director position in Guatemala.

Apply Here