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

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The logo of the Summit for Democracy
April 2023

Summit for Democracy Disability Rights Cohort Concept Note

One out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain under-represented in political and public life. Participation of persons with disabilities in government institutions, public policy, and legislation provides the basis for promoting equality in all aspects of society by breaking down social stigmas and increasing accountability. Active engagement in elections ...

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Reuben Mpatiany, a young man with albinism, wearing a suit with a red tie, glasses, and a hat
May 2022

Q & A with Reuben Mpatiany (Narok Albinism Association)

Reuben Mpatiany, is a 26-year-old advocate from Kenya and belongs to an Indigenous community. He is the founder of Narok Albinism Association, which works closely with young people with disabilities as well as the general population of persons with disabilities by partnering with other organizations to empower young people to participate in political processes. He visits different communities to raise awareness around the issues facing young people with disabilities. This ...

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Power to Persuade alumnae at STEP Policy Dialogue conducted in Lahore on February 9, 2021.
June 2021

The Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) Conducts National Policy Dialogues to Advocate for the Rights ...

The 2020 Global Gender Gap Report ranks Pakistan 93rd out of 153 countries in terms of political empowerment for women. While women with disabilities face heightened challenges to political participation and as discriminatory practices are further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 response and recovery efforts also provide a unique opportunity to reimagine new approaches to governance and development. In order to leverage this opportunity to build more ...

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