Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

1st Annual Human Rights Training on Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities

Project Updates


11 Aug 2017

The Indonesia Disabled People’s Association (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia/PPDI) in collaboration with the MAHKOTA Program (Indonesia-Australia Partnership Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MoFA-RI) hosted the 1st Annual Human Rights Training organised by ASEF on the theme, “Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities” on 24–27 July 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Annual Human Rights Training is a newly established component under the framework of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series. Introduced to support the series’ overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), it aims to improve the capacity of ASEM Partners to promote human rights in their work.

Over 30 participants attended the training designed by the European Network on Independent Living, and were given the opportunity for exchange and learning from experience during the group activities. Led by a mix of Asian and European disability experts with professional experience in the area of disability rights and international human rights law, the trainers conducted capacity-building sessions for government officials, representatives from disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), and regional and international organisations.

As contribution to enhancing ASEM cooperation on disability issues, the 1st Annual Human Rights Training included several sessions with special focus on the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

It was organised as a follow-up to the 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights on “Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights” on 8-10 November in Beijing, China.

Building on the positive outcome of the initial event, ASEF will organise the 2nd Human Rights Training organised under the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series on 6-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria on the theme, “Human Rights & Children“.

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.