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The Asia Foundation Publishes Report on the Disability Sector in the Philippines

December 9, 2021

Program Snapshot

The Asia Foundation’s Coalitions for Change program and the Australian Embassy in the Philippines supported the research and launch of Philippine Disability Sector Research: An Initial Analysis on the Access to Social and Public Services, Education, Employment, and Civic Participation and Governance. This research aims to raise awareness, trigger m… Read more


Philippine Disability Sector Research: An Initial Analysis of Access to Social and Public Services, Education, Work and Employment, and Civic Participation and Governance

December 9, 2021


This report explores the disability sector in the Philippines and how current laws and policies have been implemented for persons with disabilities. The publication offers an initial analysis of policy implementation in four key areas: education, employment, social services, and civic participation. The research gives significant insight that warra… Read more


Progress for China’s Disability Advocates

February 5, 2020

Blog and Podcast

In China, strict physical requirements often bar people with disabilities from higher education and chosen careers, but China is now pursuing its own path to change.


Wheelchairs in the Mosque

October 23, 2019

Blog and Podcast

Friday, October 10, 2019. Mingling with the roar of airplanes, Azan, the call to prayer, pours forth from the Jami’ Al Akbar Mosque at the Yogyakarta International Airport complex. Amidst the congregation of Friday worshippers, Bahrul Fuad sits quietly in his wheelchair. Until recently, a scene like this was almost impossible to imagine: Bahrul’s w… Read more


Devex Spotlights The Asia Foundation and DFAT Partner Programs

April 5, 2019

Media Coverage

Devex spotlights The Asia Foundation and the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) partner programs in Indonesia. The article features Program Peduli and the Rinitisan Desa Inklusi initiative, a program focused on the inclusion of people with disabilities. But the Asia Foundation and DFAT are confident that the mi… Read more


Fully Abled Nation – Making Elections More Inclusive

October 30, 2018


This story traces the efforts of Fully Abled Nation (FAN), a multi-sectoral coalition, towards making Philippine elections more inclusive.


Philippines Marks First Disability-Inclusive Elections

May 25, 2016

Blog and Podcast

The May 9 Philippine election not only set a new record for voter turnout, it also marked the first time that Republic Act 10366 – which mandates that polling stations be fully accessible for people with disabilities (PWDs) – was implemented in full. In his speech during the proclamation of senators-elect, the Philippine Commission on Elections (CO… Read more