Columbia University Students to Support AGENDA Research and Capacity Assessment

May 13, 2013

From 11 to 25 March, two Students, Christopher Wooley and Dennis Jitae Kim, from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University came to Jakarta for intership in the AGENDA secretariat in Jakarta. During their internship, they carried out capacity assessment activities as well as helping in writing AGENDA’s research…

Training on Political Rights of Persons with Disabilities Brings Election Officials Together

March 11, 2013

AGENDA partner Center for Electoral Access for Citizens with Disabilities (PPUA Penca) organized a two-day training for the Indonesian National Election Commission (KPU) and Indonesian Election Supervisory Body (BAWASLU). The training was held in Bogor from February 22-23, 2013. Among the 20 participants were three KPU, four BAWASLU commissioners and senior staff from the…

The Historic Struggle for Representation of Persons with Disabilities in the Filipino Congress

March 11, 2013

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In May 2013, the Philippines will have an election to elect members of the House of Representatives and half of the Senators. The upcoming election is an opportunity for persons with disabilities to finally gain representation in the legislature of the Republic…

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Cambodia Officially Ratified CRPD

January 28, 2013

The United Nations has formally acknowledged the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability on 20 December 2012 by the Royal Government of Cambodia and entered it into the UN database. Cambodia had signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol on October 01st, 2007. On August 10th, 2012, National…

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Kamboja meratifikasi CRPD

January 28, 2013

Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa telah resmi mengakui ratifikasi Konvensi Hak-hak Penyandang Disabilitas (Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities/CRPD) pada tanggal 20 November 2012 oleh Kerajaan Kamboja dan memasukkannya ke dalam pangkalan data. Kamboja telah menandatangani Protokol Opsional dari Konvensi tersebut pada tanggal 20 Oktober 2007. Pada tanggal 10 Agustus 2012, Majelis Nasional Kamboja…

AGENDA and SIPA – Columbia University Collaboration

January 28, 2013

AGENDA collaborates with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) to support regional research activities related to political participation for Persons with Disabilities.

Four second year Master’s degree students from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) will work with AGENDA in Indonesia and Lao People's Democratic…

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…