Research on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

January 5, 2015

In the period of December 10 – 24, 2014 AGENDA conduct 24 in-depth interviews and three Focus Group Discussions (FGD) for the AGENDA research on political rights of persons with disabilities in Jakarta, Makassar (South Sulawesi) and Banda Aceh (Aceh). Those activities were part of AGENDA qualitative research project related to political participation…

AGENDA on Bali Civil Society Forum 2014

October 10, 2014

AGENDA on Bali Civil Society Forum 2014

On 8-9 October AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor (PPDI) Risnawati U and Senior Program Officer (IFES) Erni A participated in Bali Civil Society Forum in a back-to-back program with Bali Democracy Forum VII. The program was devoted to…

Conference on the Inclusion of Persons with disabilities in the Electoral Processes in Islamabad, Pakistan

September 4, 2014

On 3-4 September, AGENDA’s Disability Rights Adviser acted as one of the speakers at a “Conference on the Inclusion of Persons with disabilities in the Electoral Processes” in Islamabad, Pakistan. Her session is on ‘Electoral Participation of Person with Disabilities, Why Should the Disability Communities Talk About Political Rights?'. In her session she…

UN Special Rapporteur Visits National Workshop on Disabilities

July 4, 2013

This national workshop also aimed to understand more about CRPD implementation and encourage the government to prioritize disability issues in policies and regulations. DPOs had much to learn from Chaklen, who shared information and experiences in CRPD implementation.

The first day of the workshop explored activities…

AGENDA Present During 23rd Session of UN Human Rights Council

July 4, 2013

AGENDA Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana

AGENDA Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana visited Geneva on June 11 to attend the 23rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Her attendance marks growing recognition and appreciation of AGENDA and its work not just in the…


AGENDA Holds Workshop on Accessible Elections for Cambodian National Election Committee

May 13, 2013

AGENDA, in cooperation with the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO), organized a two-day training on the rights of persons with disabilities in elections for Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC). Senior staff members from the NEC representing 14 provinces and two representing Phnom Penh were present. Also attending the training was Sokolac Tipor, the…


Standing Tall Amid Adversity

March 13, 2013

When Josephine de Vera, or Josie, was six months old, she got a high fever. Her parents took her to the hospital for medication, where the doctor told them she had polio. Josie and her family looked for better treatment, but due to financial difficulties and the distance to medical centers, they finally…

Training on Political Rights of Persons with Disabilities Brings Election Officials Together

March 11, 2013

AGENDA partner Center for Electoral Access for Citizens with Disabilities (PPUA Penca) organized a two-day training for the Indonesian National Election Commission (KPU) and Indonesian Election Supervisory Body (BAWASLU). The training was held in Bogor from February 22-23, 2013. Among the 20 participants were three KPU, four BAWASLU commissioners and senior staff from the…

The Historic Struggle for Representation of Persons with Disabilities in the Filipino Congress

March 11, 2013

Philippines Map

In May 2013, the Philippines will have an election to elect members of the House of Representatives and half of the Senators. The upcoming election is an opportunity for persons with disabilities to finally gain representation in the legislature of the Republic…