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Africa Liberal Network Women’s Leadership Programme

2019-02-13T10:55:24+00:00February 6th, 2019|Political party, Women’s Political Leadership|

The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) is excited to announce the launch of its new Women’s Leadership Programme, in partnership with the UK Liberal Democrats and the Multi-Party Office at Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The programme, open to women politicians from all ALN member parties, will provide participants with additional knowledge, skills and tailored support to [...]

Stopping violence against women in politics: time for a new normal

2018-08-06T14:22:48+00:00March 21st, 2018|General subjects, Human Rights, Norms and Standards, Political party, Research, Women’s Political Leadership|

Hungry for good news about politics? Here’s some: more women than ever before are participating in politics worldwide. It’s a global trend that signals positive outcomes for inclusive governance. However, as the number of women engaging in political activity has grown, so has the frequency and degree of violent responses to their presence in politics. [...]

UK political parties host international summit on violence against women in politics

2018-08-06T14:21:57+00:00February 27th, 2018|Political party, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 19-20 March, UK political parties – Conservatives, DUP, Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Plaid Cymru and SNP – in partnership with WFD, will convene legislators and activists from 20 countries for a two-day conference in London to identify practical means to address violence against women in politics. Over 50 speakers including party leaders, ministers and experts from UN Women, Amnesty International, the [...]

WFD research to inform cost of politics talks in Ghana

2018-04-10T12:53:15+00:00January 31st, 2018|Elections, Ghana, Parliamentary, Political party, Research, Sub-Saharan Africa|

At what point does the cost to stand for election become so high it affects equality, trust and good governance? New data shows the cost of running for political office in Ghana went up by nearly 60% over one single electoral cycle (2012-2016). Opening the second phase of WFD’s flagship research into the cost of politics, [...]

UK democracy assistance: Westminster Foundation for Democracy in 2017

2018-08-08T14:19:41+00:00December 18th, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary, Political party|

By Anthony Smith, Chief Executive This year saw WFD turn 25 (we were established in 1992). As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to recall some of our best results and lessons learnt over the last 12 months. January: making politics affordable in developing countries We presented findings and recommendations from WFD research into [...]

How strong democracy can help make development sustainable

2018-08-08T14:24:50+00:00October 31st, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary, Political party, Research|

This month we interview Tina Fahm, Commissioner at the Independent Aid Commission and recently appointed WFD Associate. Establishing effective and legitimate multi-party democracy, is not something one organisation can help achieve in isolation. That’s why we are building a community of associates who can contribute advice and support to our programmes. With a background as an auditor, Tina [...]

WFD launches new Strategy at 25th Anniversary Conference

2018-10-01T13:22:32+00:00September 19th, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary, Political party|

On 12 and 13 September, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a new strategy to strengthen democracy across a growing global network at a conference marking 25 years of WFD activity. The strategy commits the Foundation, sponsored by the UK Government, to expand the remit of its programmes – working across a wider range [...]

Contributing to the development of democracy across the globe

2018-02-09T17:30:10+00:00August 31st, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Political party|

Patrick Grady MP The development of inclusive democracy worldwide is a monumental task. Westminster Foundation for Democracy staff and partners, as well as my fellow parliamentarians and governors, do an incredible job working to promote effective parliaments and multi-party politics in countries transitioning to democracy. Taking on the role of SNP Governor for WFD is [...]

Agenda for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in 2018 elections launched in Freetown

2018-07-30T15:13:32+00:00August 25th, 2017|Elections, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political party, Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa, Themes|

On 24 August 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in partnership with Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI), launched a new National Agenda for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the electoral and political process ahead of Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections. Globally, approximately 15 per cent of the population have a disability, 80 per cent [...]

Supporting political party reform in Kosovo

2018-04-20T09:10:34+00:00November 10th, 2016|Europe, Kosovo, Political party|

Blerim Vela, WFD’s Country Representative for Kosovo explains how WFD's new programme will support reform of political parties. Political parties’ image in Kosovo have been tainted. Citizens’ hold a deep level of mistrust in the institutions that should represent their interests, because constructive dialogue between political parties, citizens and civil society is not happening. By [...]

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