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AGENDA, in cooperation with the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO), organized a two-day training on the rights of persons with disabilities in elections for Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC). Senior staff members from the NEC representing 14 provinces and two representing Phnom Penh were present. Also attending the training was Sokolac Tipor, the…

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As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies to mature…

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It is not easy for somebody with a disability in Indonesia to become a politician. When the late Gus Dur was nominated for the presidency, which he eventually won, many opponents tried to block the nomination because Gus Dur was blind. Many believed being blind made him unfit to rule.

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.

On October 22, 2011 a regional election for the post of governor was held in Banten Province, including in the South Tangerang regency. This was the second election in the relatively new province since its establishment in 2000. The first was held in 2006.

The day also marked AGENDA’s third…

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By: Riri Rafiani, PPUA Penca

On September 25, 2011, AGENDA conducted its first electoral monitoring at the regional election in Yogyakarta. The purpose of this monitoring is to evaluate the accessibility of voting process and to find out whether disabled voters are content with the whole process of election.