Strengthening electoral processes to be inclusive and accessible for all citizens with disabilities.

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Aug. 2017

Nepali Disability Rights Champion Empowers Persons with Disabilities to Participate

Persons with disabilities are among the most excluded and marginalized in Nepal. Thousands of individuals with disabilities have no access to any form of government service and are therefore unable to exercise their civic, social, cultural, economic, electoral, and political rights. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Strengthening Political Party, Electoral and Legislative Processes (SPPELP) program in Nepal, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has focused on empowering ...

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How Establishing Partnerships with Multiple Types of Stakeholders Helps to Increase Access to the Political Process
June 2017

How Establishing Partnerships with Multiple Types of Stakeholders Helps to Increase Access to the Political ...

On June 15, the Sri Lankan Mission to the United Nations and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will co-host a side event at the Conference of States Parties for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Collaboration of disabled people’s organizations with multiple types of stakeholders, such as election management bodies, political parties, disability rights councils, women’s organizations and media, can result in significant advances in achieving ...

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May 2017

Indonesia EMB Adopts New AGENDA Inclusion Tool

Komisi Pemilihan Umum (KPU), the election management body (EMB) in Indonesia, continues to expand its disability inclusion in elections. In April, the KPU launched Election Innovation: To Overcome the Challenges and to Use the Opportunity, a publication that compiles innovative practices employed over the past five years. One of the new tools that KPU has adopted is an EMB Self-Assessment developed by the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA), ...

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