How do civil society organisations and change-makers use informal platforms to advance equality?
Corruption is an aspect of poor governance which negatively affects a country’s economic development as well as the effective provision of public services in society. As the awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development has grown, strategies to fight it are now a priority in international development and policy circles. To date, however, [...]
This guide for parliamentary practice outlines an approach to assessing the implementation and the impact of climate and environmental legislation at national level. Download Post-legislative scrunity of climate and environment legislation: Guide for parliamentary practice Summary of the guide Parliaments have a key role in responding to the clear, present danger posed by current rates [...]
New research from Westminster Foundation for Democracy sheds light on women’s motivations for getting into formal politics: many women emphasise a desire to make a positive difference to the world. What is more, their decisions to embark on a career in politics are also shaped by exposure to political issues, as well as their experiences. [...]
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled, however the pace of progress has slowed in the past five years and women still make up less than a quarter of [...]
Learning from Success: The Implementation of Election Observation Recommendations in Sub-Saharan Africa
There is significant variation in the implementation of election observation recommendations across sub-Saharan Africa, with implementation varying both between countries and between different types of recommendations.
The 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) focuses on: women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. At this official side event at CSW65, WFD presents a panel [...]
Now is the time for parliaments and civil society to join forces to push back against shrinking civic spaces and protect democratic freedoms. In these worrying times, here are 4 things parliaments and their members can do to fight back against shrinking civic space.