September 23, 2018, was the first recognized International Day of Sign Languages. In honor of the event, Ethiopian Disability Rights Advocate Habmatu Buli recorded a message in Ethiopian ...Watch this video
An election observation was The Victorian Electoral Commission released the App Voters Voice, which provides information about the enrolling and voting process for Victorian voters who have a ...Read the complete article
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) published a guide to observe elections for accessibility.Read the complete article
Participants in IFES’ AGENDA training on strategic communication and advocacy in November 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, pose for a group photo.
On November 15, 2018, the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was signed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heads of State at the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore. The Masterplan is ASEAN’s first regional action plan for mainstreaming the rights ...
Freyja Haraldsdóttir has had a leading role in Iceland’s political life as an activist, political party member and temporary member of parliament. As a woman with a disability, Freyja has advocated for solutions to the intersectional barriers faced by persons with multiple social identities in Iceland. The interview with Freyja is lightly edited below.
In 2016, Rooted in Rights, a network of digital storytellers that produces videos and social media campaigns on disability rights issues, partnered with the organizers of #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan campaign to engage voters and politicians in discussion about disability issues in the United States, to create a series of short videos featuring the disability community discussing the importance of voting. The videos include captions as well as ...
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