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;…

History of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

November 6, 2012

The United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), commonly referred to as “the Disability Convention”, is a unique human rights instrument that serves as both a development tool and a human rights instrument. Also, it is a legally binding policy instrument which is cross-disability and cross sector. The purpose of…

Agenda Put its Training Module to Test

November 3, 2012

On 17-18 October 2012, AGENDA organized a tryout for the training module on accessible election that is intended to train Election Management Bodies officers in Southeast Asia countries. The purpose of the tryout is to test whether the training package is already suitable for the targeted audience. The event took place in Cisarua,…

AGENDA Giving Presentation at GIZ Workshop for ASEAN Journalists

September 27, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Summa

On Tuesday, 19 September 2012, the AGENDA team gave a one-hour presentation at a workshop organized by GIZ (the German Agency for International Cooperation) for journalists from Southeast Asia. The workshop was attended by journalist from Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Timor Leste and Vietnam. AGENDA was…


Cambodia National Assembly Agrees to Ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

September 25, 2012

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On 10 August, 2012 the Cambodia National Assembly has agreed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol. The Cambodian government had signed the Convention since 1 October 2007. Many disabled people’s organizations in Cambodia had encouraged the government to ratify the…

AGENDA in Bangkok

August 30, 2012

On 13 August 2012, Christian Dirk Donn, IFES AGENDA Program Manager, and Heppy Sebayang, PPUA PENCA AGENDA Program manager, visited Bangkok to give a presentation on AGENDA’s projects to the new batch of students of Institute of Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). The institute is a network of university and outreach partners focused…

Findings Suggest Accessibility still an Issue in Jakarta Election

August 10, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Summa.

On July 11 2012, AGENDA conducted election monitoring during the Jakarta gubernatorial election. This was the sixth mission AGENDA has organized, following similar missions in four districts in Indonesia and in Cambodia during the commune election.

During this monitoring, 70 observers were deployed…

AGENDA Visited the Philippines

August 8, 2012

Christian Dirk Donn, IFES-AGENDA Project Manager, visited the Philippines for five days to meet with several DPOs, the Philippine Election Commission, student networks and other governmental agencies, working in the field of disability rights or elections. Many organizations expressed their appreciation for what AGENDA has been doing in the region as well as…