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Organization Profile: International Foundation for Electoral Systems Indonesia

December 18, 2012

As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies to mature…

Anni Juwairiyah: Affirmative Action for Persons with Disabilities

December 18, 2012

It is not easy for somebody with a disability in Indonesia to become a politician. When the late Gus Dur was nominated for the presidency, which he eventually won, many opponents tried to block the nomination because Gus Dur was blind. Many believed being blind made him unfit to rule.

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.…

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‚Äôs third…