The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is drafting a plan to mainstream disability inclusion in the ASEAN Community.Read the complete article
With support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Sierra Leone produced a series of voter education radio messages in preparation ...Read the complete article
In 2016, the Election Access Working Group (EAWG), convened by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with partners such as the Central Election Commission of Kosovo (CEC) ...Read the complete article
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) co-hosted a side event panel discussion at the Conference of States Parties for the UN CRPD with DPI, STEP, NAPD, Fight ...Read the complete article
Smitha Sadasivan is a member of Disability Rights Alliance India. She has worked to advocate for the adoption of disability-inclusive electoral practices in India, including the implementation of the Colombo Declaration, a document signed by members of the Forum for Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) in 2015. The interview with Sadasivan is lightly edited below.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, United States Congresswoman Dina Titus read a statement recognizing the work of Finnish Member of Parliament Kalle Könkkölä. Könkkölä was a lifelong disability rights advocate who was instrumental in the adoption of the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Finland and the founder of Abilis Foundation. The text of Congresswoman Titus' tribute is below.
In 2018, Disability Alliance for Our Rights (ADIDE) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the National Iberoamerican University of Santo Domingo (UNIBE) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are calling for applications to the Building Leadership and Citizenship Participation for Youth with Disabilities in the Dominican Republic course.
Text about the course is available in Spanish below.
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