Why Indonesia’s anti-sexual violence bill important for people with disabilities

Despite many controversies surrounding deliberation on the anti-sexual violence bill in Indonesia’s parliament, people with disabilities welcome the new bill. Many disability organisations and advocates have demanded the parliament pass the bill as they believe it will be a major…

Public lectures by Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University

Professor Patrick Keyzer, Law School La Trobe University presented two public lectures: ‘The Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Hopes, Dreams, Challenges and Prospects’ at the Faculty of Law - University of Indonesia, Jakarta 24 October 2018 and ‘How…

Will people with mental and intellectual disabilities go on a rampage in the election booth as they cast their votes?

Indonesians will go to the polls to elect their President and member of Parliament on April 13 (overseas) and April 17 (in Indonesia). Of the total 193 million eligible voters about 1,247,730 are people with disabilities. Of this number about…

After hosting Asian Para Games, Indonesia should make disability inclusion a priority

Indonesia successfully hosted the Asian Para Games in October. Not only did Indonesian Para athletes break their medal target like their fellow athletes competing in the Asian Games, the event made disability no longer invisible. Athletes from Thailand in action during…

It’s time for Indonesians to say goodbye to the ‘supercrip’

Indonesia has received widespread praise for the successful organisation of the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games. While Indonesia deserved the plaudits it received, the Games also served to highlight outdated attitudes to people with disability. Asian Para Games…