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.

To be…

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…

The Long Winding Road Of Political Participation For Persons With Disabilities In ASEAN

January 4, 2012

By: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

Twenty-four participants from a number of organizations that concerned themselves with election and disability issues gathered at Hotel Millenium, Jakarta, on Monday, August 15, 2011, for a workshop titled Study of Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Elections in South-east Asia. Among the participants were…

Rough Terrainspose Obstacle To Disabled Voters In South Tangerang

January 3, 2012

On October 22, 2011 a regional election for the post of governor was held in Banten Province, including in the South Tangerang regency. This was the second election in the relatively new province since its establishment in 2000. The first was held in 2006.

The day also marked AGENDA’s third…

AGENDA First Electoral Monitoring in Yogyakarta

January 3, 2012

By: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

On September 25, 2011, AGENDA conducted its first electoral monitoring at the regional election in Yogyakarta. The purpose of this monitoring is to evaluate the accessibility of voting process and to find out whether disabled voters are content with the whole process of election.

Oleh: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

For their second electoral monitoring, the AGENDA team set out to Mamuju, the capital city of West Sulawesi Province. This region saw its second provincial election on asunny day on October 10, 2011.

Similar methods used in the Yogyakarta election monitoring were…