"Right to Choose" Manual for Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Updated: September 2015
There is a bright orange background. In the front is a young man with sunglasses and a cane, and a young woman using a power wheelchair.

The “Right to Choose: Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Electoral and Political Processes of the Dominican Republic project sought to motivate key public officials to create and strengthen conditions for political participation of Dominicans with disabilities.  


The project emerged from the context of the May 2012 presidential elections thanks to the coordination of organizations such as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), La Red Iberoamericana de Entidades de Personas con Disacapacidad Fiscia (La Red), and the Junta Central Electoral (JCE). It is also important to highlight the support and collaboration offered by the National Council on Disability (CONADIS), with the implementation of sensitization activities.

Civil society organizations such as the Association of People with Physical-Motor Disabilities (ASODIFIMO), the National Federation of Dominicans with Disabilities (FENADID), and the Circle of Women with Disabilities (CIMUDIS) played an important role in the project, and through their participation, helped to achieve the project's success in defending the rights of people with disabilities.


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