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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AICHR Indonesia in collaboration with General Elections Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) and ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) is organizing a series of four bi-weekly webinars on advancing the protection of disability rights in ASEAN in the context of post-pandemic on Monday at 09.00 - 12.00 Bangkok/Jakarta time. The second webinar on the realization…

Read more [REGISTER NOW] Webinar on the Realization of the Right to Respect Physical and Mental Integrity, Right to Education, and Right to Work during COVID-19 Pandemic.

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 April 5, AGENDA, the Representative of Indonesia to AICHR and ADF organized the first out of a series of four webinars on “Best Practices, Lesson Learned, Challenges and Ways Forward in Implementing Reasonable Accommodations, Living Independently, Accessing the Right to Healthcare, Right to Adequate Standard of Living and Social Protection during COVID-19…

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On March 31, General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA)’s partner in Vietnam, Hanoi Independent Living Center (HILC), conducted a virtual coordination meeting with regional disabled persons organizations (DPOs) to formulate recommendations on providing accessible public transportation and buildings for persons with disabilities. Twenty-seven people, including 11 women, attended the meeting.  Recommendations from…

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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,…

Read more CDPO Roundtable Talkshow on Understanding Challenges and Opportunities of Accessing Health Care Services for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia

Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in collaboration with General Elections Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) and ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) is organizing a series of four bi-weekly webinars with a theme of "Advancing the Protection of Disability Rights in ASEAN in the Context of Post-Pandemic" on Monday at 09.00 - 12.00 Bangkok/Jakarta…

Read more [REGISTER NOW] Webinar on The Realization of Reasonable Accommodation, Living Independently, Accessing the Right to Healthcare, Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, and Social Protection during COVID-19