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Hauwa Ojeif, Founder of She Writes Women in Nigeria.
Feb. 2021

Q+A with Hauwa Ojeifo (She Writes Woman)

In January 2021, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) interviewed Hauwa Ojeifo, a mental health professional and Executive Director of She Writes Woman. IFES interviewed Hauwa to learn more about the work that She Writes Woman does to empower Nigerians with psychosocial disabilities and mental health conditions to participate in political life. Hauwa also highlights the barriers that Nigerians face when participating in political life and elections. The interview is below.

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Leonida Ponomaryova speaks during one of the public events, organized by the political party, For the Future, in Kyiv in August 2020.
Feb. 2021

Alumna of Liderka School for Political Leadership for Young Women with Disabilities Wins Seat in ...

Leonida Ponomaryova, 28, is a scholar and civic activist with a visual disability. She is also an alumna of the unique Liderka (which translates to “woman leader”) School for Political Leadership for Young Women with Disabilities and a newly elected member of the Kyiv Oblast Council.

 

In 2019, the disabled persons organization Fight for Right, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and through the support ...

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Photo of a woman with a disability from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Feb. 2021

Q&A with Kavira Maghulu Marceline Yeye, Candidate for Political Office

In January 2021, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) interviewed Kavira Maghulu Marceline Yeye, a woman with a disability who ran for office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In 2020, she participated in IFES’ online training on the electoral legal framework for women civil society organizations across the DRC. She has also advocated for the promotion, protection and realization of the rights of women with disabilities in ...

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