AICHR Five Year Work Plan

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) as a regional overarching human rights body has shown its further commitments in promoting and protecting human rights in the Southeast Asia region by successfully developing a new five-year work plan 2021-2025 that was approved at the 53rd ASEAN…

Read more ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Work Plan 2021-2025 approved at the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Minister’s Meeting (AMM)

On September 22, Tolhas Damanik from AGENDA and Lim Puay Tiak from ADF participated in the Open Session of the 16th SOMSWD Meeting that was moderated by the SOMSWD Philippines. In the 15-minute open session, Tolhas and Lim introduced AGENDA and ADF as a DPO networks coalition in ASEAN advocating disability rights in…

Read more AGENDA and ADF advocated for the implementation of the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 with ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD)

On September 21, AGENDA together with the ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) participated in the 15th ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development and presented on the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic on the lives of persons with disabilities and their families including the loss of jobs, mental and financial instability at…

Read more AGENDA and ADF virtually participated in the 15th ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development

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On August 25, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) convened the sixth regional disabled people’s organization (DPO) virtual meeting on “Engaging Young People in Advocacy Initiatives and Electoral Participation”. The meeting was moderated by IFES’ Youth Specialist, Ashley Law, and IFES’ Inclusion Specialist, Rebecca Aaberg. The Chairman of ASEAN Disability Forum…

Read more 6th AGENDA-ADF Online Regional Meeting on Youth Engagement

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On July 22, AGENDA convened the fifth regional DPO online meeting on ‘How Digital Channels and Financial Products Can Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities’. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Regional Office for Asia and was moderated by AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor, Tolhas…

Read more 5th AGENDA-ADF Online Regional Meeting on Financial Inclusion

On June 25, General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) Disability Rights Advisor, Tolhas Damanik, spoke at the ASEAN civil society organization (CSO) Townhall Meeting on “ASEAN Member States’ Accountability on Human Rights: During and Post COVID-19”. The event was organized by Forum Asia and supporting partners, including ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR),…

Read more AGENDA participated in CSO Townhall Meeting in parallel with the 36th ASEAN Virtual Summit

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On June 17, AGENDA DPO partners together with ASEAN Disability Forum held the 4th online regional meeting, with the topic “ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 and the disability rights advocacy in COVID-19 pandemic.” Facilitated by IFES Inclusion Specialist, Rebecca Aaberg, and co-facilitated by AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor, Tolhas Damanik, the online meeting was participated…

Read more AGENDA-ADF 4th Online Regional Meeting on Enabling Masterplan and COVID-19

On May 22, CALL organized the fourth and final webinar in their series “Promoting a Rights-based Action through the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” CALL began the webinar by sharing CALL’s survey results on three important issues for people with disabilities in the Philippines – education, accessibility,…

Read more CALL Foundation’s 4th Webinar, Winners’ Announcement of the Enabler Talent Contest and the Poster Making Contest