Bali Commitments on Equal Access to Elections

December 19, 2012

The participants in the General Election Network for Disability Access’ (AGENDA) 2nd Regional Dialogue, held in Bali, Indonesia on November 10-11, 2012 adopted the Bali Commitments.

We, members of election management bodies, disabled people’s and civil society organizations, international organizations and institutions, and representatives from academia, recognize that…

Drafting of Bali Commitments

December 19, 2012

Participants of the AGENDA Second Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections for Persons with Disabilities, held this November, adopted the Bali Commitments at the close of the two-day event. These commitments reaffirm the international frameworks on human rights – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights…

Three Countries, Three Viewpoints on Election Access

December 19, 2012

When it comes to improving election accessibility for persons with disabilities, different countries have different experiences. Sharing experiences and lessons learned between different countries is crucial because it enables people working in the disability field to find inspiration and creative ideas that may be applicable to their own countries, thus encouraging improvement and…

Day Two of Conference Covers Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities through Regional Engagement

December 19, 2012

Political participation of persons with disabilities in elections was highlighted during the second day of the conference. Participants discussed how to incorporate considerations for disability inclusion into Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) communities and systems.

During his plenary session, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Social Affairs of…

Hari Kedua Konferensi: Partisipasi Politik Penyandang Disabilitas dan Keterlibatan Regional

December 19, 2012

Partisipasi politik penyandang disabilitas dalam pemilu diangkat di hari kedua konferensi. Peserta berdiskusi bagaimana mengintegrasikan ide tentang inklusi disabilitas ke dalam komunitas dan sistem ASEAN.

Dalam sesi utama, Penasihat Senior dari Kementrian Sosial Indonesia, Makmur Sunusi, menekankan pentingnya meningkatkan kesadaran. Dia menyatakan bahwa partisipasi politik jarang dibahas di komunitas ASEAN…

AGENDA Conference Promotes Equal Access for Persons With Disabilities in Elections

November 26, 2012

November 10-11 in Nusa Dua, Bali, AGENDA held the Second Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections for Persons with Disabilities, bearing the theme “Strengthening Democracy, Removing Barriers: Toward Full Participation of Persons With Disabilities in Elections.”

The two-day conference brought together hundreds of participants, including representatives from disabled persons organizations;…