Drafting of Bali Commitments

December 19, 2012

Participants of the AGENDA Second Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections for Persons with Disabilities, held this November, adopted the Bali Commitments at the close of the two-day event. These commitments reaffirm the international frameworks on human rights – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights…

Three Countries, Three Viewpoints on Election Access

December 19, 2012

When it comes to improving election accessibility for persons with disabilities, different countries have different experiences. Sharing experiences and lessons learned between different countries is crucial because it enables people working in the disability field to find inspiration and creative ideas that may be applicable to their own countries, thus encouraging improvement and…

Day Two of Conference Covers Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities through Regional Engagement

December 19, 2012

Political participation of persons with disabilities in elections was highlighted during the second day of the conference. Participants discussed how to incorporate considerations for disability inclusion into Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) communities and systems.

During his plenary session, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Social Affairs of…

Hari Kedua Konferensi: Partisipasi Politik Penyandang Disabilitas dan Keterlibatan Regional

December 19, 2012

Partisipasi politik penyandang disabilitas dalam pemilu diangkat di hari kedua konferensi. Peserta berdiskusi bagaimana mengintegrasikan ide tentang inklusi disabilitas ke dalam komunitas dan sistem ASEAN.

Dalam sesi utama, Penasihat Senior dari Kementrian Sosial Indonesia, Makmur Sunusi, menekankan pentingnya meningkatkan kesadaran. Dia menyatakan bahwa partisipasi politik jarang dibahas di komunitas ASEAN…


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…

AGENDA Conference Promotes Equal Access for Persons With Disabilities in Elections

November 26, 2012

November 10-11 in Nusa Dua, Bali, AGENDA held the Second Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections for Persons with Disabilities, bearing the theme “Strengthening Democracy, Removing Barriers: Toward Full Participation of Persons With Disabilities in Elections.”

The two-day conference brought together hundreds of participants, including representatives from disabled persons organizations;…

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.

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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…