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How Establishing Partnerships with Multiple Types of Stakeholders Helps to Increase Access to the Political Process
June 2017

How Establishing Partnerships with Multiple Types of Stakeholders Helps to Increase Access to the Political ...

On June 15, the Sri Lankan Mission to the United Nations and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will co-host a side event at the Conference of States Parties for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Collaboration of disabled people’s organizations with multiple types of stakeholders, such as election management bodies, political parties, disability rights councils, women’s organizations and media, can result in significant advances in achieving ...

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Four books with titles in Bahasa Indonesian sit on a counter
May 2017

Indonesia EMB Adopts New AGENDA Inclusion Tool

Komisi Pemilihan Umum (KPU), the election management body (EMB) in Indonesia, continues to expand its disability inclusion in elections. In April, the KPU launched Election Innovation: To Overcome the Challenges and to Use the Opportunity, a publication that compiles innovative practices employed over the past five years. One of the new tools that KPU has adopted is an EMB Self-Assessment developed by the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), ...

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Two voting booths are being used; one by a person with one leg. A young girl looks up at the person voting.
April 2017

AGENDA Media Competition Highlights Inclusive Reporting: Winners

In 2017, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) recognized inclusive reporting. Winners were selected from submissions across Indonesia in five categories: (1) News reporting for TV and radio; (2) News reporting for print and online media; (3) Photo competition for print and online media and (4) “Opinion” articles from the public.

 

The winning photograph, ...

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