Rights Of PWDs: Forum On Disability Rights, Media, And Elections

13 October 2017

Discussion on Disability Rights, Media, and Elections was held in Yangon. It aims to turn out the news report on the rights of disability in a positive way.

International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) organized the discussion with the participation of local disable organizations.

The two-day forum focused on how the media should report to get the full rights including in voting rights of persons with disabilities.

Counsellor, Myanmar Independent Living Initiative, Nay Lin Soe said “We really want to describe the rights of persons with disabilities like the other people. Through the discussion, we will collect the suggestions of all disabled organizations in media reporting with positive ways for persons with disabilities. So, we will cooperate with the media to exchange views on reporting the disability rights after the discussion.”

Nearly 20 people from local disabled organizations joined the forum.