Inclusive Election PSA

Updated: July 2017

In 2017, Ra'es Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO), a disabled people's organization in Timor-Leste, and the National Elections Commission (CNE), with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), produced a public service announcement (PSA) on the rights of persons with disabiltiies. An English transcript of the PSA, which is in Portuguese, is available below.


--Transcript begins--


(music plays)


Woman at desk: An inclusive election needs participation by everyone, including people with disabilities.


Man with physical disability: We must ensure that people acknowledge and hear our voices.


Woman: Our votes have the same value as others'.


Man: We have the right to participate without discrimination.


Young woman: We have the same opportunities as others to be a good citizen.


Woman at desk: We make sure we end up with a good future for you and for others through participation in the election process.


--Transcript ends--