Political parties in Kyrgyzstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining principles guiding their behaviour, including avoiding Hate Speech, during the parliamentary election campaign.
In the Western Balkans, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) works towards the improvement of the social-political environment on a range of issues including the strengthening of participative processes and inclusion of marginalised groups in decision making, improving the work of the parliaments in the region and supporting political parties to become more professional and more [...]
Those interested in democracy and good governance should be alive to both the risks and the opportunities posed by the coronavirus pandemic – their voices could make the difference between setback and progress.
On 3 July 2019, WFD hosted their annual reception in Parliament to celebrate their achievements over the last year, after holding a roundtable on youth representation in East Africa. The reception brought together over 120 guests including parliamentarians, civil servants and experts on democracy and international development. Among the guest speakers was Secretary of [...]
During the first London Climate Action week, Eleanor Morrisey - Project Coordinator for the Young Greens in WFD’s Multi-Party Office - explains how they are connecting young people interested in sustainability and climate change from England and Wales with their counterparts in North Macedonia. We were excited to launch the Green Academy back in [...]
Women’s political leadership improves societies around the world – raising economic productivity, reducing child and maternal mortality, and increasing opportunities for education and better health. Despite these benefits women face multiple barriers in politics, including violence. On 26 March, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Democracy in the World, a cross-party group of MPs and [...]
Progress is being made globally to increase the number of women in political leadership positions. Political parties can play a fundamental role supporting more women to get in to politics. WFD’s multi-party office, the Liberal Democrats and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the inaugural Women’s Leadership Programme of the Africa Liberal Network on [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]