IFES Remembers Indonesian Disability Rights Leader Yusdiana

January 6, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the passing of Senior Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana (“Diana”) of Indonesia. She died of complications after surgery in Jakarta on December 28. Our sincerest thoughts are with her family and the disability community.

As a young adult,…

AGENDA Event: “Results Readout: Insights From Regional Research on the Accessibility of Elections for Persons With Disabilities”

August 18, 2013

On the 30 July 2013, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) held a “Results Readout: Insights From Regional Research on the Accessibility of Elections for Persons With Disabilities” at the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta. Supported by USAID, over the past two years AGENDA has built the…


Memorandum of Understanding Focuses on Inclusion Efforts in Indonesia

July 4, 2013

On March 11, 2013, Election Access for Persons with Disabilities (PPUA Penca) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum/KPU) of Indonesia on increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process.

The MoU was signed by Commission Chairman Husni Kamil Manik…

UN Special Rapporteur Visits National Workshop on Disabilities

July 4, 2013

This national workshop also aimed to understand more about CRPD implementation and encourage the government to prioritize disability issues in policies and regulations. DPOs had much to learn from Chaklen, who shared information and experiences in CRPD implementation.

The first day of the workshop explored activities…

AGENDA Present During 23rd Session of UN Human Rights Council

July 4, 2013

AGENDA Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana

AGENDA Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana visited Geneva on June 11 to attend the 23rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Her attendance marks growing recognition and appreciation of AGENDA and its work not just in the…


AGENDA Election Monitoring Mission in the Philippines

July 4, 2013

AGENDA – with the support of two local partners, the Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas (KAMPI) and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) – organized a mission to monitor the acc essibili ty for persons with disabilities in the Philippines’ May 13 legislative election.…

A Brief History of Elections in Malaysia

May 13, 2013

Following the dissolution of Parliament in early April, the government of Malaysia announced the long-awaited date of the upcoming 13th Malaysian general election, to be held May 5, 2013.1

Currently engaged with Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (MAFREL) and the Malaysian Confederation of the Disabled (MCD), AGENDA,…


AGENDA Holds Workshop on Accessible Elections for Cambodian National Election Committee

May 13, 2013

AGENDA, in cooperation with the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO), organized a two-day training on the rights of persons with disabilities in elections for Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC). Senior staff members from the NEC representing 14 provinces and two representing Phnom Penh were present. Also attending the training was Sokolac Tipor, the…

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…