“We want to be involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa.” 90% of young East Africans who responded to a survey on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives agreed with this statement. COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways. In East Africa, where over 70% of the population are young […]
WFD recognises that when people or groups are excluded from political power, or if the real concerns of citizens are not addressed, then democracy is not living up to its promise.
That is why inclusion is an increasingly central part of our work. WFD’s programmes support young people and persons with disability to engage with the institutions that represent them in many countries across the world.
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In April 2020 almost 200 students in North Macedonia logged in to online sessions empowering them be active members of the academic community and society. Due to the measures to protect against COVID-19 in the country, students were among the first groups to change their lives with the closing down of schools and universities mid-March. […]
WFD’s youth training workshops are helping Lebanon’s democracy to be more able to ensure that the exploitation of its offshore gas fields benefits the whole of society.