On April 9, AGENDA partner in the Philippines, CALL Foundation, conducted its first online coordination committee discussion gathering five DPO leaders to identify challenges and obstacles faced by persons with disabilities in obtaining and retaining jobs. The discussion formulated recommendations for key stakeholders including relevant government officials. Recommendations call for upgrading the skills…

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On April 7, AGENDA Partner, National Council of the Blind Malaysia (NCBM), issued a press statement on World Health Day to promote an inclusive COVID-19 vaccination program for persons with disabilities in Malaysia. In its press statement, NCBM urged the Malaysian government to simplify the process for vaccination registration and to ensure vaccination…

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On April 5, AGENDA’s partner, the Disability Mainstreaming Advisory Service (DMAS) Center, organized a policy platform workshop to identify priority areas for persons with disabilities in Laos. Opening remarks were given by Sisavath Khomphonh, Head of the National Committee for Disabled People (NCDE) and the representative of Laos to Senior Officials Meeting on…

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On March 29, CDPO held a virtual meeting with representatives from 20 regional DPOs to discuss challenges and opportunities in accessing free-of-charge health care for persons with disabilities. The meeting aimed to provide recommendations on the free-of-charge health care policy in Cambodia that will be discussed further with government representatives at the next…

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On March 26, AGENDA partner CDPO held its first roundtable talk show titled “Understanding Challenges and Opportunities of Accessing Health Care Services for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia.” Deputy Director of the Hospital Department of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Dr. Kim Savuon and Executive Director of Angkor Chey Disabled People's Federation Organization,…

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On March 24, AGENDA’s partner Indonesian Disabled People’s Association (PPDI) conducted a podcast on eliminating stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in the workplace. Four resource persons involved in the podcast production included Dr. Gufroni Sakaril, PPDI Chairperson, Yovi Arista of the Data and Publication team of Migrant Care as a CSO…

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Aligning with this year's theme of the International Women's Day (IWD 2021) "Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World", the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), IFES’ flagship regional disability rights program funded by the Australian government and the U.S. government, will organize a webinar on women leadership…

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On March 10, AGENDA’s partner, the Indonesian Disabled Persons Organization (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia/PPDI) conducted a virtual focus group discussion (FGD) on the elimination of stigma and discrimination towards persons with disabilities in the workplace. This FGD aimed to 1) identify various forms of stigma and discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in…

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