A national campaign in the United States encourages American citizens with disabilities to vote in the upcoming electionRead the complete article
A Director at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) writes about the connection between disability inclusion and governanceRead the complete article
In May 2016, the first-ever Pacific Regional Disability Rights Dialogue took place in Fiji. A new photo gallery shows the highlights of the Dialogue.Read the complete article
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The Indonesian Constitutional Court issued a decision on October 13 on a case brought by civil society and the disability community to challenge a provision in the Law on Regional Head Elections that denies the right to vote to citizens who are “mentally disturbed or have memory problems”. The Court determined that citizens with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities have the ...
Participants of the South Asia Regional Disability Rights Dialogue on Political Participation (SARDRD), organized by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), provided insights into barriers and advocacy efforts a year after SARDRD. Responses were collected via email and have been lightly edited for style and clarity.
Senarath Attanayake, Uva Provincial Council – ...
Persons with disabilities living in areas that are rural or remote encounter additional barriers to participating in public life. According to the World Health Organization’s 2011 World Report on Disability, persons with disabilities are affected by poor coordination of service delivery and inadequate resources. Persons with disabilities in remote and rural communities experience an amplification of this gap.
Rural areas typically lack the robust infrastructure of cities, including both ...
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