Strengthening electoral processes to be inclusive and accessible for all citizens with disabilities.

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June 2018

IFES Panel on Intersectionality and Article 29 at UN Conference of States Parties to the ...

On June 13, 2018, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) co-hosted a side event panel discussion at the Conference of States Parties for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with Disabled People's International (DPI), Special Talent and Exchange Program (STEP), National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities (NAPD), Fight for Right, United Nations Development Programme, Election Commission of Pakistan, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), ...

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June 2018

Down Syndrome International Statement at UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

On June 14, Down Syndrome International President Patrick Clarke provided an official statement to the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on political participation of persons with intellectual disabilities. The statement is available in full below.

 

Thank you chair.

 

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

 

This is a very important issue for Down Syndrome International and for all our ...

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June 2018

Q&A with Brikena Avdyli, IFES Kosovo Project Officer

Brikena Avdyli has been part of the IFES Kosovo team for over three years, serving as the focal point for the Kosovo inclusion project. She currently serves as Project Officer for Election Support and Public Outreach, where among others she also works towards inclusive electoral processes. Brikena has a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington D.C. and has recently completed a certificate program on diversity and inclusion at Cornell University. ...

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