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image - Cairo roundtable on new Disability and Elections BRIDGE Module
July 2014

Cairo roundtable on new Disability and Elections BRIDGE Module

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) organized a roundtable in Cairo, Egypt as part of the development of the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Elections (BRIDGE) training program. The new disability rights module is being developed along with IFES teams in Haiti and Indonesia.

 

The session focused on identifying key issues regarding inclusion of people with disabilities in the electoral process. Participants from various disabled persons’ organizations ...

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image - AGENDA Election Monitoring Mission for Presidential Election
July 2014

AGENDA Election Monitoring Mission for Presidential Election

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) conducted an election monitoring mission for the presidential election in Indonesia. The election monitoring mission focused only on aspects of accessibility for persons with disabilities.


AGENDA will release a full election monitoring report in around two weeks. AGENDA observed a total of 225 polling stations and interviewed 166 people with disabilities and 225 KPPS (polling ...

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image - ASEAN launches AGENDA II
June 2014

ASEAN launches AGENDA II

On June 19, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) launched AGENDA II, the second phase of the project.

 

Opening remarks for the event were provided by H.E. Simon Merrifield, Australian Ambassador to ASEAN, Daniel Zuchron, Commissioner of the Indonesian Election Supervisory Board (BAWASLU) and Peter Erben, IFES Chief of Party in Indonesia. They all welcomed the second phase of the AGENDA ...

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