Ultimately it will be Batswanas who benefit from these policies and having a party which works hard to reflect their views.
With five weeks to go until local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Westminster Foundation for Democracy brought together political parties, civil society and the media to discuss the level of coverage of women candidates – and the relationship this has with the number of women in politics.
Of all the stories she covered reporting on gender issues in Uganda, journalist Abalo Ireme Otto says the one which upset her most involved an eviction. “A woman was thrown out of the house by her husband,” she says. “Her children witnessed the scuffle.” The press in Uganda frequently come across distressing stories like this. […]
Susan Dodsworth, WFD’s research fellow, captures the discussion on political party support from an event at Oxford held in July.
WFD’s editorial partnership with openDemocracy encourages discussion about democracy assistance. Here’s an overview of the on-going debate from June.
As the world marks International Youth Day, Westminster Foundation for Democracy highlights some of our programmes improving young people’s involvement in politics.
“Socio-economic vulnerability is always lurking for Moroccan widows and their children – they are precarious and they are vulnerable. We have to support these women,” says Sayeeda Idrissi, Vice-President of the Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM). Thanks to the work of MPs on Morocco’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), funds are now available to […]