On December 3 – 5, General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) participated in the 2019 ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Regional Dialogue on the Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community (Gender Perspectives on Disability Rights). The dialogue’s first activity, concurrent with the International Day of…

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On December 3, AGENDA organized an Interface Meeting of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities from ASEAN Member States in Bangkok, Thailand. Thirty-three representatives from nine of the 10 ASEAN member states, 21 of which were women, participated in the meeting. Prof. Dr. Amara Pongsapich, Thailand Representative to the AICHR and the Chair of…

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On November 29, ASEAN Disability Forum, in collaboration with AGENDA partner the Cambodia Disabled People Organization (CDPO), held its first pilot awareness campaign to promote the Masterplan in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Seventy-seven participants attended, 20 of which were women. The campaign included an open-for-public exhibition where Cambodian DPOs s presented on their organization…

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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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