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July 2018

Youth with Disabilities Launch Awareness Campaign in Georgia

The Coalition for Independent Living (CIL) conducted disability rights awareness raising activities with youth at local universities. CIL conducted seminars and an advocacy campaign in recognition of National Disability Rights Day in June 2018 with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). .


Part of CIL's advocacy was one-day disability inclusion seminars with university students at seven universities ...

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June 2018

Supporting ASEAN to Mainstream Disability Rights

In 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community achieved an important milestone: the tenth and final Member State ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Disability rights thus emerged as an unexpected area of human rights consensus in the region. This agreement presented an early opportunity to demonstrate the ASEAN Community’s more “people-oriented and people-centered” approach to regional integration and cooperation.      


Responding ...

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June 2018

IFES Panel on Intersectionality and Article 29 at UN Conference of States Parties to the ...

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), ...

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