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 Press Release IFES Announces Recipient of 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award IFES is pleased to announce that Dong Nguyen Huu, a distinguished elections expert who is currently an advisor to the three Mexican electoral authorities, has supported numerous elections worldwide and served on IFES’ Executive Advisory Board, is the recipient of the 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award.
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.
News and Updates Feature RightsNow! Disability Consortium Launches Resource Portal for Disability Rights Implementation The Global Disability RightsNow! consortium, which the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is a member, is launching a new resource website for disability rights advocates in Armenia, Kenya, Mexico, Vietnam and other places around the world.
Publication Report/PaperAGENDA Produces Regional Research Report on Disability Access and Inclusion In February 2016, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) published Disability Access and Inclusion in the Political Processes of Four Southeast Asian Countries, providing key insights from Southeast Asia written by local disabled persons’ organizations.
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