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…

Training of Volunteer for Jakarta Election Monitoring

July 16, 2012

By: Dipo Siahaan, IFES

Fifty volunteers will be deployed in five of the capitol’s districts to monitor the accessibility of the Jakarta gubernatorial election. Four days leading to the election, the volunteers underwent a two-day workshop held at Park Hotel, Cawang, Jakarta, from 7 to 8 July, 2012.

By: Dipo Siahaan, IFES

The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) held an interactive discussion on the political rights of persons with disabilities at the American cultural center known as @america at Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta Indonesia on Monday July 9, 2012.

At the discussion, Ms.…

ASEAN CSOs: More Transparency is Needed for AHRD

July 10, 2012

ASEAN Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) appreciate the attempt by ASEAN Intergovernmental Committee on Human Rights (AICHR) to reach out to civil society in the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). However, they also agree that more transparency is needed in the process. Some CSOs say that despite some outreach attempts…

Indonesian Rep for AICHR: Civil Society Inputs Are Important for the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

July 10, 2012

Rafendi Djamin, the Indonesian representative for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Committee on Human Rights (AICHR) says that inputs and insights from the civil society are important for the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. He said this on the meeting at Hotel Aryaduta on Friday, 15 June 2012, hosted by the Indonesian…

HILC Announces its Upcoming Research

June 29, 2012


Hanoi Independent Living Center (HILC) announced their involvement in the “Research on the Accessibility of Elections for People with Disabilities in Vietnam”. This is a one-year project funded by the USAID with the technical support from AGENDA (General Election Network…

Big to-do List for Accessible Election in Cambodia

June 27, 2012

By Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

Following the monitoring of the commune election in Cambodia, volunteers and AGENDA team gathered on June 4 to review the outcome. Overall, the election was found to have gone in a peaceful and orderly fashion. Nevertheless, the Cambodians still have a lot to do…

Jakarta Election Monitoring: No data on Disability in the Temporary and Fixed Voters Lists

June 25, 2012

Data on voters with disability are nowhere to be found on the temporary and fixed voters lists issued by the KPU Jakarta (Jakarta Election Management Board). This is one of the several field findings from the District Coordinators of the Jakarta Election Monitoring Team. The team was established by the People’s Voters Education…

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…