The 4th Regional Disability Rights Dialogue, Yangon Myanmar

On January 28-29, the IFES Myanmar and IFES AGENDA teams organized and hosted the fourth Regional Disability Rights Dialogue in Myanmar. Following its theme of “Transforming Obligation into Action”, the dialogue focused on the first section of the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which contains key action points on mainstreaming disability inclusion throughout electoral and political institutions. AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor Tolhas facilitated one of the four working group discussions on political leadership. More than 150 participants joined the dialogue. The dialogue was unique in not only covering disability inclusion in political processes, but also considering these mainstreaming efforts within an intersectional approach to the inclusion of different gender groups, youth, and other marginalized communities.