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20 October 2014
IPU October 2014
Can WFD work with other European parliamentary strengthening initiatives to advance its goal of achieving greater democratic outcomes overseas? A question that was debated at a gathering of parliamentary experts convened by WFD.
07 October 2014
The International Development Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into whether DFID should give higher priority to parliamentary strengthening in developing countries. WFD has submitted evidence and recommendations that greater investment and ambition are required in supporting parliaments.
07 October 2014
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WFD launches a new programme in Tunisia designed to support newly elected members fulfil their roles as MPs and representatives of their parties.
22 September 2014
Laura Johansen
A representative of the British Embassy in DRC accompanied WFD to Kisangani to witness at first hand the impact of the Foundation's programme, 'Supporting democracy development in Province Orientale.'
19 September 2014
Princess Basma
Princess Basma of Jordan has agreed to act as the honorary chairwoman and president of a WFD-backed coalition of Arab MPs to combat domestic violence against women. The coalition which has rapidly developed momentum is now comprised of MPs from eleven MENA countries.
11 September 2014
Natalia Nikitenko
Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary committee on human rights is central to the Foundation's democracy strengthening programme. The chair of the committee, Natalia Nikitenko MP spoke to WFD both about the committee and the Kyrgyzstan programme.
09 September 2014
The unanimous passage of a freedom of information bill by Mozambique’s parliament represents a landmark in efforts to compel the release of information in the public interest. WFD proved instrumental in supporting a freedom of information committee achieve the breakthrough.
03 September 2014
This month the Foundation begins a project designed to break new ground by bringing parliamentary and political party work together in a single programme. The joint programme is intended to achieve one of WFD’s central objectives: greater synergy between the two branches of the Foundation.
15 August 2014
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Funded by the European Union, the Foundation has a new parliamentary strengthening programme in Georgia. One of its main goals will be to forge stronger international relations between Georgia and key foreign parliaments and international organisations.
12 August 2014
Evelyn Maway
Evelyn Maway has been with WFD's Democratic Republic of Congo programme from the beginning, participating in training sessions on skills for engagement in political and civic life. As the programme draws to a close, Evelyn is preparing to run as a deputy in Province Orientale's provincial assembly.