Disability Rights in Elections Workshop

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Disability Rights in Elections Workshop

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm AEST

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This workshop will last one and half day

On 18 -19 September 2019 IFES Kyrgyzstan with financial support of USAID and OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek and in cooperation with Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan (MLSD) and State Staff Personnel Service of The Kyrgyz Republic (SSPS) intend to organize a BRIDGE Disability Rights in Elections workshop.
The workshop will become a learning and discussion platform for 24 participants, coming from OSCE, MLSD, SSPS, civil society organizations, defenders of the rights of persons with disabilities and representatives from Bishkek Mayor’s Office. It will be the second Disability Rights in Elections Workshop organized in the country (first Disability Rights and Gender in Elections BRIDGE workshop was organized in 2018). Thus, all BRIDGE materials were translated in Russian already in 2018 and we do not need to spend time on Russian-English translations. Selection of the rights of persons with disability module for the second BRIDGE workshop came in respond to the electoral stakeholders’ and state bodies requests and demonstrates their readiness to have an open and constructive dialog and cooperation. This workshop is essential for the preparation to local elections this year, Parliamentary Elections in 2020 and given recently ratified Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities.


September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am
September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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Renata Levovski (Lapti)
Alexander Orehov
Anastasia Griadasova
Bermet Mameyeva


Name of your organisation
Representative Office of International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Kyrgyz Republic
Job Title
Country Director
Telephone Number
+996770903777; +996312882175
Are any of the BRIDGE Partner organisations involved in the event or program?
Identify the BRIDGE Partners involved in the event
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
What organisation(s) are funding the event?
IFES Kyrgyzstan and OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
At what period in the host country’s electoral cycle will this workshop be run?
Not Applicable
What is the city or area called where the event is being conducted?
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Identify what modules will be used at the workshop.
Access to the Electoral Process
Who is the proposed audience(s) for this workshop?
Civil Society Organisation, Non Government Organisation, Government, Observers, Other
Identify the audience if it is not in the above question
Local Authorities - Mayor's Office Bishkek, DPOs
Is the workshop being conducted for the host country only or is it for multiple countries (regional)?
Country Specific
What are the expected outcomes of this workshop?
Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes
Provide a description or background information about the workshop
This workshop will deliver knowledge on principles of accessible environment and disability rights in elections
Describe the purpose of the workshop
Increased knowledge on disability rights in elections and improved skills in creating inclusive enviornment as well as contribute to creation of communcation platform and network among election stakeholders, government bodies, local authorities etc.
Identify any likely risks or challenges for the workshop
Inappropriate venue
What are the other challenges or risks tfor the event?
not applicable
Identify where the issue of gender will be addressed in the workshop
Participant selection criteria, Facilitiator criteria, Cross cutting themes
What language(s) will the workshop be conducted in?


Bishkek, Kyrgystan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan + Google Map


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