News and Updates Feature Advocates Trained to Evaluate Implementation of Regional Disability Rights Policy Document On January 30, IFES and the General Election Network for Disability Access trained advocates from disabled people’s organizations and election-focused civil society organizations on the reporting process for a new regional policy document.
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News and Updates Feature Organizations Trained to Advocate for Southeast Asia Regional Disability Rights Plan On November 1-4, 2018, the General Election Network for Disability Access organized a communications and advocacy training of disabled people’s organizations and civil society organizations from eight countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Community.
News and Updates Feature Advancing Disability Rights in Southeast Asia through Regional Network of Advocates In 2011, IFES established the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) across Southeast Asia. A creative partnership between disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) and election-focused civil society organizations, AGENDA serves as a forum to improve access to political and electoral opportunities for persons with disabilities by increasing public awareness and elevating advocacy efforts that call for change.
Election FAQElections in Thailand: 2016 Constitutional Referendum On August 7, Thai citizens will vote on a new constitution and a proposal allowing an appointed 250-member Senate to join the House of Representatives in selecting a Prime Minister. In May 2014, Thailand’s military took control of the government and enacted an interim constitution to replace the 2007 constitution.
News and Updates Feature The Election Commission of Thailand Meets with IFES The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation from Thailand led by Chairman of the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT), Mr. Supachai Somcharoen. IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Vasu Mohan received the delegation and provided a briefing on IFES' work around the world supporting citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections.
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