Nguyen Hong Ha: A Story of Determination

November 6, 2012

"Even if a mountain is high, there is always a way to reach the top -- and although the way might be full of danger, there is always a way for someone to get through it. (Vietnamese Proverb)"

The proverb above may be the best one to…

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,…

Organization Profile: People’s Voter Education Network (Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih Rakyat, JPPR)

November 2, 2012

People’s Voter Education Network (JPPR) is a network of 38 institutions consisting of social organizations under Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammadiyah, NGOs, educational institutions, interfaith institutions, student institutions, and radio channels. Members of JPPR work at the national and provincial level, Regency/City, District, up to Village.

The vision of JPPR is…

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…

Ngin Saorath: Never Give Up on Your Life

September 25, 2012

Discrimination that he faced since a young age does not make Ngin Saorath hopeless to live his life as a person with disability. It even motivated him to fight for the disability rights in his country, Cambodia. He hopes that persons with disability (PwDs) can live as equal to other people without disability.…


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…

Organization Profile: The Center for Election Access of Citizens with Disabilities (PPUA Penca)

September 25, 2012

The Center for Election Access of Citizens with Disabilities (Pusat Pemilihan Umum Akses Penyandang Cacat, PPUA Penca) was established in 2004, initiated due to the concern for the lack of attention, protection and equality for voters with disabilities. PPUA Penca’s mandate is to advocate for political rights for persons with disabilities in elections,…

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Regional Human Rights Declarations and Conventions around the World

September 25, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Suma

In November, head of states of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will gather in Phnom Penh for the 21st ASEAN Summit. There, they are expected to adopt the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), which will represent a major milestone in the struggle for human…

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…