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Combatting Corruption Capably in Parliamentary Democracies

2021-02-25T13:59:23+00:00February 24th, 2021|Events, Financial oversight|

This session is being delivered as part of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum 2021. The triangle interaction between parliamentary Public Accounts Committees, Supreme Audit Institutions and Anti-Corruption Agencies will be debated in this panel discussion, based on a review of the specific roles of these institutions in a parliamentary democracy in the context [...]

Parliaments and peacebuilding: Evidence from research and programming

2021-02-11T10:16:59+00:00February 10th, 2021|Events, Parliamentary|

Parliaments have in general not been front and centre in peace-building theory and literature, and to speak about them in the context of peace-building remains exceptional. And yet the international community has long recognized a causal relationship between strong democratic domestic institutions and peace. The event, organized jointly by UNDP and the Westminster Foundation for [...]

The role of civic, social and political movements in Albania

2021-02-08T12:02:46+00:00February 8th, 2021|Events|

WFD Albania is pleased to invite you to a webinar to discuss the role of civic/social/political movements in the past, present and future. The title in Albanian is "Lëvizjet Qytetare në Shqipëri – në VendNumëro?" Based on the study commissioned by WFD Albania “Social (Civic) Movements in Albania: An Analysis on Citizens’ Perception and Movements [...]

Why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective: principles and practices of post-legislative scrutiny

2021-01-28T11:44:52+00:00January 28th, 2021|Events, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy are delighted to host a panel discussion on the why parliaments should review laws to ensure they are effective, a process known as Post-Legislative Scrutiny. Panellists will discuss the key principles and practices of this innovative practice, sharing lessons from their own experience. The event will be co-hosted by Agora, the [...]

Parliaments, crackdowns and COVID-19: protecting people’s democratic freedoms

2021-02-19T10:04:46+00:00January 21st, 2021|Events|

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of countries worldwide have introduced severe restrictions to civic space. In some countries, governments have used the pandemic as an excuse to pass long-planned reforms to crack down on civic freedoms. These recent developments are a concern to citizens worldwide. What can parliaments around the world do [...]

Legislative leadership in the time of Covid-19

2021-01-06T16:21:20+00:00January 6th, 2021|Events, Research|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy is launching a research paper on the role that parliaments have played so far during the COVID-19 crisis as part of our ongoing partnership with the University of Birmingham. The pandemic generated challenges for all democratic institutions, and legislatures were no exceptions, having to consider how to adapt to debate, pass [...]

Inclusive and Participatory Approaches to Constitution Building in Sudan: The Role of Women

2021-01-06T16:23:32+00:00December 14th, 2020|Events, Violence Against Women in Politics|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy would like to invite you to a webinar on 16th December 2020 to discuss inclusive and participatory approaches to constitution building with a specific focus on the role of women within constitutional processes. The event will focus on the Sudanese transitional process, with a central discussion addressing the inclusion and representation [...]

Sexual and gender equality: moving beyond myths and fears in policy discussions

2020-12-17T12:20:32+00:00November 27th, 2020|Events, LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership|

This event has now passed. You can watch the event here: https://vimeo.com/490794731   WFD is hosting a virtual event on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020, to launch a briefing paper which addresses the myths and arguments used during equality debates globally against LGBT+ equality.  This event will be moderated by the paper’s author [...]

Can Biden’s foreign policy rebuild global democracy – a transatlantic perspective

2020-11-30T11:01:04+00:00November 16th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Events|

  President-elect Joe Biden has said he will put democracy front and centre of US foreign policy. But after the turbulence of recent years, reversing the global trend towards autocracy will need a strategy and strong alliances. What do we know about his plans? It is tempting to think that the Biden administration will simply [...]

The role of parliament in public debt management

2020-11-27T12:59:10+00:00November 6th, 2020|Events|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy would like to invite you to a webinar on the role parliaments play in public debt management. The COVID-19 pandemic requires governments to respond to the health emergency and address the subsequent economic shock. Mitigating the effects of the pandemic requires financial resources at a time when the economic activities and [...]