Volunteers Urge Government to Encourage Voters with Disability

June 22, 2012

By Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

In the run-up to the Cambodian commune election on June 3, AGENDA held a two-day training for observers on May 30-31. Jointly organised by Cambodian partners, Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia (NICFEC) and Cambodian Disabled People Organization (CDPO), the…

Meeting with Institute on Disability and Public Policy

June 11, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Siahaan, IFES

On June 5 2012, Dr. Derrick Cogburn and his fellow associates from the Institute on Disability and Public Policy of the American University visited the AGENDA office. The purpose of the meeting is to know more about each other institution (AGENDA and IDPP) and to…

AGENDA in Cambodia

June 4, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Siahaan, IFES

AGENDA is sending its Jakarta’s based partners to join the local Cambodian partners to support the monitoring of the upcoming Cambodia’s commune election on 3 June 2012. The Jakarta team consists of JPPR,PPCI, PPUA Penca and IFES Indonesia. In Cambodia they will be joining the…

Jakarta Election Committee Guarantees An Accessible Election

May 29, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Siahaan, IFES

KPU Jakarta (Jakarta Election Committee) guarantees an accessible election for persons with disabilities in the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial election. Sumarno, a member of KPU Jakarta, conveyed this message on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 last week, when AGENDA visited KPU Jakarta office to discuss about accessible…

Workshop Raises Awareness of Election Accessibility in Cambodia

May 4, 2012

By: Yusdiana, PPCI

Cambodian Disabled People Organization held a workshop on March 27 at the Imperial Hotel, Phnom Penh, to review the accessibility of the country’s election. In addition to the organization members that hailed from the provinces, the workshop was attended by representatives from the National Election Committee (NEC),…

Cambodian Observers: Indonesian Election Good, But Could be Better

March 29, 2012

Three Cambodian observers joined AGENDA’s fourth election monitoring in Bangka Belitung, February 23, 2012. Ky Sophan, Huy Khy, and Pheng Pharozin from Cambodian Disabled Person’s Organisation (CDPO) flew from their country to learn about the election monitoring process. Prior to the activity, they received a briefing about how to conduct the monitoring and…

Volunteer Training Sheds Light on Disability Issues in Bangka Belitung

March 29, 2012

By Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

On February 21-22, 2012 AGENDA held its fourth training of volunteers to help with the monitoring of regional election in Bangka Belitung. As in the previous three trainings, 30 volunteers were recruited; half of them were persons with disability. They were recruited through People’s Voter…

Head of Election Monitoring Agency Admits to Poor Election Accessibility

January 4, 2012

By: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

Head of Indonesian Election Monitoring Agency (Bawaslu) Bambang Eko Widodo admitted that election process in the country has not been completely disabled people-friendly. He expressed this statement at an audience with AGENDA team on ugust 11, 2011 at Bawaslu office.

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AGENDA: An Eye-opener Through The Blindfold

January 4, 2012

By: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

Two blindfolded people walked uncertainly toward a voting booth: one swinging a cane and the other assisted by an official. Another blindfolded person just sat quietly as if unsure of what to do. Once at the voting booth, the two blindfolded people had to rack…