AGENDA in collaboration with ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) and ASEAN Secretariat will organize the second ASEAN web forum on disability inclusion and ASEAN Economic Integration. This web forum is the second in a series of webinars on the theme "Disability Inclusion and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Accessibility, Equal Rights, and Opportunities for All".…

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On August 27, 2020, AGENDA, ADF, and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) organized the first “Webinar on Disability-Inclusion and COVID-19”. The webinar was the first event in a three-webinar series on mainstreaming disability rights across all ASEAN pillars (political security, economic, and socio-cultural) through the implementation of the Enabling Masterplan. H.E. Kung Phoak (Deputy…

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AGENDA organized a virtual two-day lessons learned workshop on Strengthening the Capacity of Advocacy Networks in Southeast Asia (SCANSEA) on August 5-6, 2020 with seven disabled people’s organization (DPO) partners from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. IFES’ Inclusion Specialist Rebecca Aaberg and Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Matthew Emery facilitated…

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On November 18, AGENDA team participated in the 14th ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development themed ‘Strengthening Social Protection on Vulnerable Children in ASEAN’ held in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Tolhas Damanik, AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor, was one of the panelists of the forum and shared several points of our recommendations on…

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On October 29, MILI and five other DPOs held an in-person meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement (MoSWRR) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The meeting discussed several points, including ways to engage relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the Masterplan in Myanmar…

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On October 23, MILI hosted an advocacy workshop for 19 participants from the 18 DPOs that had attended the policy platform workshop, including four women. During the workshop, MILI presented its legal framework analysis on the harmonization of the 2008 Myanmar Constitution with the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons…

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On October 22, MILI conducted its policy platform workshop, which was attended by 20 participants from 18 disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) in Myanmar, including five women. The workshop was led by MILI staff who had participated in the policy platform training on October 17. The workshop yielded five priority advocacy areas: education, employment, access to justice, elections…

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