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Oct. 2018

Q&A with Smitha Sadasivan, Disability Rights Alliance India

Smitha Sadasivan is a member of Disability Rights Alliance India. She has worked to advocate for the adoption of disability-inclusive electoral practices in India, including the implementation of the Colombo Declaration, a document signed by members of the Forum for Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) in 2015. The interview with Sadasivan is lightly edited below.

 

You participated in the South Asia Regional Disability Rights Dialogue in ...

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Oct. 2018

United States. Congress Honors Finnish Member of Parliament and Disability Rights Advocate Kalle Könkkölä

On Monday, October 1, 2018, United States Congresswoman Dina Titus read a statement recognizing the work of Finnish Member of Parliament Kalle Könkkölä. Könkkölä was a lifelong disability rights advocate who was instrumental in the adoption of the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Finland and the founder of Abilis Foundation. The text of Congresswoman Titus' tribute is below.

 

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Aug. 2018

Building Leadership and Citizenship Participation for Youth with Disabilities in the Dominican Republic

In 2018, Disability Alliance for Our Rights (ADIDE) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the National Iberoamerican University of Santo Domingo (UNIBE) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are calling for applications to the Building Leadership and Citizenship Participation for Youth with Disabilities in the Dominican Republic course.

 

Text about the course is available in Spanish below.

 

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