New Program Will Engage Young Dominican Leaders with Disabilities

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A young woman with a disability takes part in an election access observation training in the Dominican Republic in 2012.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announces its new program, in partnership with local disabled people’s organization Disability Alliance for Our Rights, “Promoting the Political Leadership of Youth with Disabilities in the Dominican Republic.” The program, made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development Disability Fund, will empower young persons with disabilities to make a difference in their communities by taking a more active role in political life.

Young Dominicans with disabilities will develop and refine leadership skills through an interactive curriculum. Classroom learning will be supplemented with hands-on experiences, such as visits to Dominican government institutions and guest lectures from regional experts.

Learn more about IFES’ work in the Dominican Republic by clicking here and follow @IFESDisability and @IFES1987 on Twitter for the latest updates.