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Participants pose for a group photo and hold signs that read: "Inclusion starts with you, me and the ASEAN Masterplan."
Dec. 2018

ASEAN Launches Disability Mainstreaming Masterplan

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 ...

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Nov. 2018

Q&A with Freyja Haraldsdóttir, Icelandic Disability and Women’s Rights Advocate

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.


You previously worked as a temporary member of parliament. What motivated you to accept ...

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Nov. 2018


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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