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Raise your Voice! Inclusive Leadership and Communication for Advocacy is a free online session on Thursday 8 June, 2023 that will be led by YDAR partners at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

During this online session, participants will discuss the fundamentals of leadership, including different leadership styles and ethical leadership, as well as the key principles of communication, including tips for inclusive communication. Participants will engage in a discussion around how good leadership and inclusive communication can support and advance their advocacy goals. Like all the YDAR online sessions, this event is free and will be delivered via Zoom (closed captions are provided).

Date and time: Thursday 8 June, 2023 at 3:00-4:30pm EAT (1:00-2:30pm London; 8:00-9:30am Washington, D.C.)

Registration: click on this link and fill in the Eventbrite form and receive the Zoom link for the event.


Ashley Law is the youth engagement specialist at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she provides technical support to design and deliver tailored programming to promote young people’s civic engagement and political participation. She previously worked as a program officer for IFES’s Asia-Pacific team, managing projects in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, and Bangladesh, working with election management bodies to hold inclusive elections, increase youth participation, and partner with universities on civic engagement initiatives.

Sarah Timreck is the Youth Engagement Program Officer at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she helps design programming that is youth-led, youth-informed, and youth-serving. Previously, she worked on IFES’ Middle East and North Africa portfolio, supporting projects in Tunisia and Libya that partnered with civil society and government stakeholders across the electoral cycle.

This online event will be introduced by Filippo Trevisan, one of the YDAR Network co-organizers. Filippo is Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Communication, and Deputy Director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy at American University in Washington, D.C.