In 2017, Women Challeneged to Challenge brought together women disability rights advocates from around Kenya with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).Read the complete article
The Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic (CEC) produced a video that included interpretation in Russian Sign Language.Read the complete article
Ishan Jalill, IFES Sri Lanka Inclusion Advisor, provided his perspective on disability inclusion for U.S. National DIsability Employment Awareness Month in September 2017.Read the complete article
The Association for Promotion and Development of an Inclusive Society (INKLUZIVA), with support from the Embassy of the United States in Macedonia, published the handbook, which provides information ...Read the complete article
On June 13, 2018, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) co-hosted a side event panel discussion at the Conference of States Parties for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with Disabled People's International (DPI), Special Talent and Exchange Program (STEP), National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities (NAPD), Fight for Right, United Nations Development Programme, Election Commission of Pakistan, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), ...
On June 14, Down Syndrome International President Patrick Clarke provided an official statement to the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on political participation of persons with intellectual disabilities. The statement is available in full below.
Thank you chair.
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
This is a very important issue for Down Syndrome International and for all our ...
Brikena Avdyli has been part of the IFES Kosovo team for over three years, serving as the focal point for the Kosovo inclusion project. She currently serves as Project Officer for Election Support and Public Outreach, where among others she also works towards inclusive electoral processes. Brikena has a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington D.C. and has recently completed a certificate program on diversity and inclusion at Cornell University. ...
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