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AGENDA Organizes DPO Coordination Meeting Ahead of AICHR Regional Dialogue

The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), a creative partnership of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and election-focused civil society organizations in Southeast Asia, organized a meeting of disability rights advocates on June 18 in Phuket, Thailand, to discuss recommendations for the access to justice, disaster risk management, and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community. Twenty DPO participants from 10 ASEAN countries took part in the coordination meeting. DPO participants shared the draft position papers that resulted from the coordination meeting with participants of the third ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Regional Dialogue on Mainstreaming Rights of Persons with Disabilities on June 21, 2017.

Complete information, please visit: http://www.ifes.org/news/agenda-organizes-dpo-coordination-meeting-ahead-aichr-regional-dialogue

Hani ILC organized Advocacy Toolkit Workshop

On June 14, 2017  AGENDA’s partner in Vietnam, Hanoi Independent Living Centre (Hanoi ILC) organized advocacy toolkit workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop aimed to disseminate and distribute the toolkit to young leaders of DPOs and develop advocacy strategy to increase political participation for persons with disabilities  in Vietnam. Thank you for the support of the Australian .Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Indonesia DPOs and Government representatives Discussion on Disabled People Rights

On June 9, 2017, AGENDA and AICHR Indonesia organized a discussion on Indonesian persons with disabilities rights especially on access to justice, entrepreneur ship and disaster management. The meetin was attended by DPO and government of Indonesia representatives. Participants discussed about issues, stakeholders and recommendations of each right of persons with disabilities (access to justice, entrepreneur ship and disaster management). Thirty-six people participated in the discussion (20 men and 16 women).  Thank you for the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Myanmar Independent Living Initiative’s Advocacy Toolkit Workshop and Media Award Ceremony

On June 6, 2017 AGENDA’s partner in Myanmar, Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI) organized advocacy toolkit workshop and media award ceremony in Myanmar. Thirty-three people attended the workshop (20 men and 13 women) while 28 people (18 men and 10 women) attended the media award ceremony. There are 3 award categories: news; article and photo on persons with disabilities and political participation. Below are links of the winners for each category (news and article are in Burmese language; left to right, the winner is in the left side):

  1. Facebook Link for Publishing Winners’ Photos of Media Competition: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1463583410351790.1073742039.799152800128191&type=3
  2. Facebook Link for Publishing Winners’ Articles of Media Competition: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1463541663689298.1073742038.7991528128191&type=3
  3. Facebook Link for Publishing Winners’ News for Media Competition: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1463538620356269.1073742037.799152800128191&type=3

 Thank you for the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

AGENDA met with EMB Ethiopia

On June 6, 2017, AGENDA had a meeting with representatives from EMB Ethiopia at IFES Indonesia office in Jakarta. Participants from EMB Ethiopia would like to know about electoral system in Indonesia and accessible election.   Thank you for the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).





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