AGENDA Releases Report on Disability Access during Indonesia’s 2014 Presidential Elections
May 07, 2015
The General Election Network for Disability Access in Southeast Asia (AGENDA) conducted monitoring activities during Indonesia’s 2014 presidential election to evaluate the accessibility of the electoral process for persons with disabilities. AGENDA is a coalition of disabled people’s organizations and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems that aims to promote the political and electoral rights of persons with disabilities in the region. The observation of the Indonesian presidential election was carried out as part of the second phase of the AGENDA program, supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The main purpose of AGENDA’s observation activities was to assess the degree to which the presidential election was accessible to voters with disabilities in five areas: voter education, voter registration, polling stations, voting process, and voter turnout.
The Third Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections in Jakarta
February 18, 2015
In January 2015, the third Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections was successfully hosted by the General Election Commission of Indonesia (KPU), the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), and the General Election Network on Disability Access (AGENDA), a Southeast Asian coalition of disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs), election monitoring groups, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), that is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). At the conference, more than 200 representatives from DPOs, election management bodies, governments, media, and international organizations attended from 28 countries across Southeast Asia and beyond, such as Egypt, Georgia, India, Libya, and the Republic of Korea. Discussions and panels addressed the emerging need to reach youth with disabilities, how to collaborate with media for greater representation in election coverage, and strategies for improved implementation of key international and regional policies, such as the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real.”
All Inclusion and Empowerment,
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities,
All Citizen Participation
2014 IFES Photography Contest Winners and Finalists
October 16, 2014
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Photo Contest, highlighting the importance of democracy by capturing images from around the world that call attention to the electoral and political process. This year IFES received over 500 images and competition was tough.
Our four categories reflect IFES’ thematic work: Election Management; Electoral Integrity and Transparency; Citizen Participation; and Inclusion and Empowerment. A panel of photography and subject matter experts evaluated and judged the photos on relevance to the theme, photographic quality and ability to tell a story.
View the full-resolution images on Flickr.
All Election Management,
All Electoral Integrity and Transparency,
All Citizen Participation,
All Inclusion and Empowerment
Drivers of Democracy - Highlighting IFES Staff
September 17, 2014
Here at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), our diverse staff work in many ways to advance good governance and democratic rights around the world and engage in everything from hosting events, managing finance and even cleaning offices! Check out quotes from field office staff about their experiences with IFES by looking through the gallery. See more staff and read their full quotes.
Indonesians Elect a new President
July 31, 2014
On July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. the General Election Commission of Indonesia (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) declared Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla winners of the July 9, 2014 presidential election. Of the 135 million votes cast Jokowi received 71 million, taking 53.15% of the valid votes and winning by a 6.3% margin.
The photo gallery highlights some of the key events on that day. You can also view the images on our Flickr profile.
All Election Management
IFES President Visits Medan, Indonesia, to Support Women’s Leadership Program
July 18, 2014
Following Indonesia’s July 9 presidential election, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney travelled to Medan in North Sumatra to meet with some of the participants of IFES’ women’s leadership program. The program, implemented in partnership with the Center for Political Studies, Department of Political Science (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia, aims to address the lack of representation in the field of electoral administration in Indonesia and prepare women to serve in different positions in electoral administration.
All Inclusion and Empowerment,