Access of persons with disabilities to election

July 2014 – February 2015

Budget: 17, 242 USD

Funded by East European Foundation

The Project aims to ensure access for all persons with disabilities in political life and electoral processes. In this context the project objectives include: providing support to the Central Electoral Commission to develop and promote the Regulation on the access of persons with disabilities to electoral processes; informing and sensitizing political parties on the issues of persons with disabilities and mobilization of the parties in problems solving; informing the media about communication with people with disabilities and approaching disability in valorization way.

The following implementing activities were proposed within the Project:

  • Support the Central Electoral Commission in drafting the Regulation on the access of persons with disabilities to electoral processes;
  • Develop a document containing recommendations for political parties with reference to the objectives which they may include in their electoral platforms to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities;
  • Develop a Commitment Charter in the field of disability. The Charter will be submitted to the political parties to be signed and respected;
  • Analysis of political parties’ electoral platforms in terms of ensuring the interests of persons with disabilities;
  • Develop a set of recommendations for journalists on the language terms used by them regarding people with disabilities.
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