Studies show that women’s political leadership results in better outcomes for women and girls, as well as for society as a whole, and delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development, such as health, education and infrastructure. Even without these quantifiable dividends, the argument for women’s political empowerment is irrefutable – democracy [...]
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 [...]
UK MPs join Arab League in calling for Internationally legally-binding treaty to tackle violence against women
On 25 November 2020, the Arab League, and a group of cross-party MPs from the UK and Arab region, gathered together to stand united in reaffirming their commitment to tackling violence against women and girls and to making our societies safer, more inclusive and equitable. They called for women’s rights to be prioritised through adopting [...]
This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in the general UK population, before moving on to discuss the prominence of women in UK political life, the role of political parties and [...]
This study assess the prevalence of violence and discrimination against women politicians in Ukraine, as well as the attitude of women politicians towards the incidence of violence and discrimination against women politicians and how it influences them.
This paper provides a global perspective from the eight countries to contextualise the discussions to be held on 19-20 March 2018 in London – when legislators, activists and experts from over 20 countries gather for a two-day summit on VAWP – and concludes with recommendations for what political parties and parliaments can do to stop [...]
The findings, experiences and recommendations from the the Women MPs of the World conference have been collated into this report and is respectfully submitted for consideration by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences for her special report on violence against women in politics.