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PPDI National Congress VI

On November 28-29, PPDI held a National Congress VI in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Mr. Gufroni Sakaril was elected for the second terms as Chairperson of PPDI for period of 2016-2021. The Congress also held few sessions to discuss various topics such as enhancing understanding on government strategy towards the implementation of disability law, improving organizational management and reviewing articles of association. PPDI’s Progress Report 2011-2016 was also shared in the congress.

AICHR Seminar on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Rights in ASEAN

On November 3-4, Chairman of PPDI, as an affiliate organization of AICHR participated on the AICHR Seminar on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Rights in ASEAN in Singapore. The Seminar explored the role of governments, businesses, trade unions and civil society organizations (CSOs) in promoting CSR, as well as possible elements of a regional strategy on CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN.

Let’s Make Jakarta Gubernatorial Election 2017 More Disability-Inclusive

On November 2, AGENDA hold a discussion in @america Jakarta. The tittle of the discussion was ‘Let’s Make Jakarta Gubernatorial Election 2017 More Disability-Inclusive!’.  Speakers on the discussion were Jakarta Provincial KPU Commissioner, Betty Idroos, AGENDA – JPPR Advisor, Afifuddin and Deaf Activist, Surya Sahetapy. Moderator of the discussion was Justitia Arief from PPDI. The event discussed Jakarta Provincial KPU efforts in providing accessible election, its challenges and expectation of voters with disabilities, especially young voters. On November 7, nationwide television program held a short  discussion on ‘TPS Diharapkan Siap Bantu Pemilih Disabilitas’ (Polling stations are expected to be able to support voters with disabilities). Speakers on the discussion were Betty rom KPU and Surya, voter with disability – both were speakers at AGENDA’s discussion @america.  Link to the discussion can be found at

https://livestream.com/accounts/21606213/events/6448829/videos/140756141

"Let's make Jakarta's 2017 Gubernatorial Election more Disability-Inclusive!"

 

Please attend an event "Let's make Jakarta's 2017 Gubernatorial Election more Disability-Inclusive!" @America, Pacific Place Jakarta, on 2 November 2016 at 4 - 5.30 pm. Kindly please share this information to your colleagues. Its a FREE event for ALL!

AICHR Training Programme on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On October 11-14, AGENDA Disability Right Advisor participated in the AICHR Training Programme on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangkok and became the speaker in the session on the Role of Policy Makers on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The training aims to creating a better understanding on the rights of persons with disabilities as well as introducing regional platform among relevant stakeholders in ASEAN Member States with a view to sharing experiences and practices on the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in the ASEAN region.  Press Release: AICHR Training Programme on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 11-14 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand can be found at, http://aichr.org/press-release/press-release-aichr-training-programme-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-11-14-october-2016-bangkok-thailand/

 

 

 

AGENDA Ingatkan KPU Buleleng Fasilitasi Peyandang Disabilitas dalam Pilkada

Penyandang disabilitas membutuhkan fasilitas akses untuk dapat menggunakan hak pilihnya dalam Pemilihan Bupati dan Wakil Bupati Buleleng Tahun 2017. KPU Kabupaten Buleleng berjanji akan memberikan fasilitas tersebut untuk meningkatkan kualitas pemilihan.

Komisi Pemilihan Umum telah membuat surat edaran Nomor 7 tahun 2016 tentang Penyampaian Formulir Alat Bantu Periksa Pelaksanaan Pemilih Akses Bagi Pemilih Penyandang Disabilitas.

 

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AGENDA Launches “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections” along with KPU RI and Indonesian Press Council

On 23 September, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) launched its “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections”, a six-month journalism competition that supports rights-based reporting on disability access in Indonesia’s 2017 regional head elections. AGENDA, in collaboration with the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU RI) and the Indonesian Press Council, opened the competition to journalists and the public to encourage coverage of the theme “Ensuring Accessible Elections for Persons with Disabilities”.

The launch event brought together 17 media representatives and 23 representatives from civil society and disabled people’s organizations. AGENDA; Ms. Lucia Pietropaoli of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and KPU Chairman Juri Ardiantoro gave opening remarks. Participants then joined a discussion of how to present rights-based media coverage of the 2017 regional head elections, led by AGENDA’s Disability Rights Advisor, the KPU Chairman and the Press Council. KPU’s Chairman formally launched the competition.  

The competition will be open from 23 September 2016 until 10 March 2017 to maximize coverage of the 15 February 2017 regional head elections. The competition will offer prizes in three areas of reporting: (1) News reporting for TV, radio, print, and online media; (2) Photo competition for print and online media; and (3) “Opinion” articles for the public.

AGENDA’s “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections” in Indonesia is funded with the generous support of DFAT’s Disability Inclusive Development Fund.

 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/E8AcT9UdMwE

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