The Katipunan ng Maykapansanan sa Pilipinas Inc (KAMPI) is one of 5 network institutions of AGENDA with research project in 2015. KAMPI is a national federation of cross-disability organizations in the Philippines. KAMPI was established in 1990. It envisions a “society for all” where persons with disabilities are fully empowered, equal, and productive members of Filipino society. It advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities, and works for the elimination of all barriers that hinder the full participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.
The organization is well known for its activities promoting the rights of children and youth with disabilities to get support with their rehabilitation. It has succeeded in lobbying the government so every child and youth with disabilities can receive their medical treatment at a local or national rehabilitation center. Other achievements are the ratification of the CRPD in the Philippines and work in monitoring the individual human rights experiences of persons with disabilities. Recently, KAMPI started coordinating with the Commission on Election (COMELEC) and other stakeholders and DPOs in undertaking information dissemination, forums, and dialogues to ensure persons with disabilities access to the electoral process.
The research project in 2015 is challenges and good practices of EMB in ensuring inclusive and accessible elections to persons with disabilities in Philippines. The research is expected to be accomplished by the end of August 2015. The research is a descriptive type of research with a participatory research approach. It ensures the involvement of persons with disabilities in all phases or stages of the study. The research gathers data qualitatively through key informant interview, focus group discussion and desk based method.