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Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On 10 August, 2012 the Cambodia National Assembly has agreed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol. The Cambodian government had signed the Convention since 1 October 2007. Many disabled people’s organizations in Cambodia had encouraged the government to ratify the…

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On 13 August 2012, Christian Dirk Donn, IFES AGENDA Program Manager, and Heppy Sebayang, PPUA PENCA AGENDA Program manager, visited Bangkok to give a presentation on AGENDA’s projects to the new batch of students of Institute of Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). The institute is a network of university and outreach partners focused…

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Christian Dirk Donn, IFES-AGENDA Project Manager, visited the Philippines for five days to meet with several DPOs, the Philippine Election Commission, student networks and other governmental agencies, working in the field of disability rights or elections. Many organizations expressed their appreciation for what AGENDA has been doing in the region as well as…

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By: Dipo Siahaan, IFES

Fifty volunteers will be deployed in five of the capitol’s districts to monitor the accessibility of the Jakarta gubernatorial election. Four days leading to the election, the volunteers underwent a two-day workshop held at Park Hotel, Cawang, Jakarta, from 7 to 8 July, 2012.

By: Dipo Siahaan, IFES

The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) held an interactive discussion on the political rights of persons with disabilities at the American cultural center known as @america at Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta Indonesia on Monday July 9, 2012.

At the discussion, Ms.…

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Rafendi Djamin, the Indonesian representative for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Committee on Human Rights (AICHR) says that inputs and insights from the civil society are important for the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. He said this on the meeting at Hotel Aryaduta on Friday, 15 June 2012, hosted by the Indonesian…

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