Disability Rights Cohort: Disability & Inclusive Democracy

22 March 2023 - 23 March 2023  21:00 - 22:00

Virtual Event | Organised by International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) | Held in Virtual in English, Auslan sign language, English captions
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One out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain under-represented in political and public life. When people with disabilities are engaged in elections and public life, politicians and governments are incentivized to make tangible policy changes. With ongoing global issues such as the COVID-19 crisis and climate change disproportionately impacting people with disabilities, having a voice in governance is crucial. The Government of Australia and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are proud to helm the 2023 Summit for Democracy Disability Rights Cohort. Join us for this virtual event that will provide more details on the Summit for Democracy, what the Disability Rights Cohort proposes to achieve, and how governments and civil society organizations can engage going forward.


Sara Minkara, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. State Department
Andrea Cole, Director, Disability and Social Inclusion, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Virginia Atkinson, Senior Global Inclusion Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems