On Feb 6, AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor became one of the speakers at the TV Talk show at the National Television of Indonesia (TVRI) Indonesia today program at 2 – 2.30 PM. The topic was ‘We also want to vote”. The talk show discussed about participation of voters with disabilities in regional head elections. The other speakers were Ferry Kurniansyah (the Commissioner of General Election Commission - KPU RI) and Gufroni Sakaril (Indonesian Disabled People Association – PDPI). During the talk show, part of AGENDA Accessible Polling Station was shown. hank you to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for the support. The talk show is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3iGXtN3Grs
On Feb 2 and 3, Dr. Dinna Wisnu, Indonesian Representative to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) organized dialogue meetings with representatives from Government of Indonesia and Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). These dialogues aim to inform all stakeholders about the results from the first AICHR Task Force meeting for the preparation of the draft of the Regional Plan of Actions on mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities in three community pillars of Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN), which was successfully organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 5 to 6 December 2016. Apart from it, the meetings also aim to generate inputs from the Government and DPOs about several priority of actions for mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities, especially for the Political Security Pillar of the ASEAN. Eleven representatives from the Government and 20 representatives from DPOs participated in the activities. Lily Purba, Chairperson of ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) also had a chance to involved in a dialogue with representatives from DPOs at the second day of the meeting. AICHR Indonesia will organize regular dialogue on disability with all stakeholders, especially during the process of the development of the RPA by the AICHR Task Force this year.