One of five AGENDA’s network institutions conducting research on political participation in 2015 is the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO). CDPO is a movement of Cambodians with disabilities and was established in September 1995. CDPO is a membership-based, non-governmental organization, which legitimately claims to be the organization representing disabled people in Cambodia.Vision: People with disabilities have a right to participate fully and equally in society. Mission:
- To develop networks of people with disabilities so as to support, protect, serve and promote their rights, achievements and interests, in order to bring about their fuller participation and equality in society.
- To help bring into reality the ideals contained in the Proclamations and Declarations as stated in the preamble of this constitution.
The research aims to identify ways for New Electoral Committee in Cambodia to strengthen inclusion of persons with disabilities in redesigning Cambodia’s voter registration process based on comparative research.
The research is expected to be accomplished by the end of June 2015. The research method is based on the qualitative research approach by using different ways of collective data through focus group discussion, unstructured and semi structured interviews (KII) as well as conducting desk reviews.