Intersectionality and Article 29: Making Political Participation Inclusive of Persons with Multiple Social Identities

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event:

‘Intersectionality and Article 29: Making Political Participation Inclusive of Persons with Multiple Social Identities’



  • Ms. Virginia Atkinson Inclusion Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems


  • Ms. Sylvana Lakkis President, Lebanese Union of People with Disabilities
  • Ms. Yulia Sachuk Coordinator, Fight for Right Ukraine
  • Ms. Jawairia Jilani, Head, Democracy Programme, DFID Pakistan
  • Mr. Muhammad Atif Sheikh Executive Director, Special Talent and Exchange Program
  • Ms. Nighat Siddique Additional Director-General, Gender Affairs Wing, Election Commission of Pakistan

Marginalized populations, including women, persons with disabilities, young persons and people from ethnic or religious minorities experience systemic discrimination, and in some cases, physical or psychological violence that undermines their political rights. The intersection of different social identities compounds barriers to meaningful political participation. Speakers will highlight opportunities for greater inclusion of different populations of persons with disabilities –women, youth, and religious minorities –as well as a new Intersectionality Assessment Framework developed to identify the intersecting barriers to access rights guaranteed under CRPD Article 29. In this context, speakers represent a cross range of perspectives across the world, with a case of Pakistan’s current and future inclusion initiatives highlighted from a donor, electoral management body and civil society outlook.

ASL interpretation and captioning will be available.

Source: IDA_CRDP Forum

Re-posted with permission.

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