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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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 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…

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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),…

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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…

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