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Connecting with constituents? Parliamentary aspirants’ use of WhatsApp in Uganda’s 2021 ‘scientific’ election

2021-06-16T10:33:55+00:00June 16th, 2021|Elections, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Uganda held general elections on 14 January 2021. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced that these should be ‘scientific elections’ and adopted social distancing measures. In effect, this led to the curtailing of public rallies and in-person campaigning. Political parties and candidates were forced to rely heavily on newspapers, radio, and television [...]

Tackling violence against women and girls in Oyo state, Nigeria

2021-06-11T14:21:22+00:00June 11th, 2021|Human Rights, Sub - Saharan Africa|

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an upsurge of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases worldwide. In Nigeria, the May 2020 UN brief revealed that reported domestic violence cases in three states under total lockdown – Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) – saw a 297% increase from 60 to 238 between March and [...]

It is time to ‘do anti-corruption democratically’

2021-06-01T12:42:25+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Democracy Matters, Financial oversight|

The first ever UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) against corruption will take place in New York from 2 to 4 June 2021. UNGASS 2021 represents a unique opportunity to strengthen our collective anti-corruption efforts. With that recognition, WFD has released a new policy brief on 'Doing anti-corruption democratically’ that outlines the complementary reality of [...]

Transnational Green Democracy: Learning from Kenya’s next generation of environmental leaders

2021-05-25T13:21:45+00:00May 25th, 2021|Environmental democracy, UK Political Parties international programmes, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Drought, deforestation, lack of access to clean water and green energy sources. This is just a snapshot of some of the environmental challenges faced by communities in rural Kenya and shared by participants of Kenya’s first Green Academy. The Green Academy brings together 21 young people from different backgrounds and diverse regions of the country [...]

Legal changes could break policy barriers to including people with disabilities in Kenyan politics

2021-04-20T13:55:32+00:00April 19th, 2021|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political Parties|

The inclusive participation and representation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in political parties and processes has not been fully achieved in Kenya. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in partnership with Demo Finland, have been working with 12 political parties and 15 disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in the East African Country [...]

2021 advanced course on post-legislative scrutiny

2021-04-19T15:00:49+00:00April 19th, 2021|Events, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London (IALS-UoL) are happy to announce the launch of the Advanced Certified Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny.  What is Post-Legislative Scrutiny? Post-legislative scrutiny, or simply PLS, is the practice used to monitor and evaluate the implementation of legislation, ensuring laws benefit constituents [...]

Including people with disabilities in Kenyan political parties on the road to 2022 elections

2021-03-11T12:15:47+00:00March 11th, 2021|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political Parties|

Democracy calls for the participation and inclusion of all people. However, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Kenya face systemic exclusion from mainstream governance. This is despite the requirement by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 to have PWDs occupy at least 5% of the elective and appointive positions. For instance, only 5 out of the 349 [...]

Supporting the Sierra Leone Parliament in its commitment to openness and accessibility

2021-03-08T09:02:00+00:00March 8th, 2021|Open Parliament, Parliamentary|

Parliaments are fundamental institutions of democratic governance. Effective parliaments contribute to the rule of law, economic prosperity, and improved social welfare of a country. To support the Parliament of Sierra Leone in its commitment towards providing the best parliamentary services to its citizens, WFD partnered with the legislature of the West African state in developing [...]