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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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Oct. 2018

Event on Making Elections Around the World Inclusive of Deaf Communities

Details about the event are available below: 

Making Elections Around the World Inclusive of Deaf Communities

Want to know how the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports making elections accessible and inclusive through access to sign language?  

Join IFES experts and Gallaudet faculty for an interactive discussion on electoral sign language lexicon projects around the world.

You can even be part of ...

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