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Interview: Rose Sakala reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:24:14+00:00September 27th, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

Interview: Stenah Shampile reflects on her party’s Presidential election victory in Zambia

2021-09-27T11:21:20+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Sub - Saharan Africa, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 15 August, Zambians elected a new Government led by the former opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). It was the third peaceful handover of power from incumbent to opposition since the country's independence in 1964. WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO) has supported UK political party the Liberal Democrats to [...]

WFD is looking for a consultant experienced in Political Economy Analysis to support its Global Equality Project in Taiwan

2021-10-05T16:11:31+00:00September 20th, 2021|CEP, WFD Request for Proposal|

Context Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is delivering the Global Equality Project (GEP), in collaboration with the Kaleidoscope Trust (KT), an eight-month programme funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), to work with decision-makers and civic actors to make progress towards advancing gender equality and LGBT+ inclusion. The programme will be delivered [...]

Global Equality Project to build on successes of WFD and Kaleidoscope Trust’s programme on equality in the Commonwealth

2021-09-17T12:38:01+00:00September 15th, 2021|CEP, Global Programmes|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Kaleidoscope Trust (KT) are pleased to announce the launch of the Global Equality Project (GEP) – a joint programme working to strengthen the inclusion of women, girls, LGBT+ people, and other people with intersecting identities and experiences in democratic processes. The GEP builds on WFD’s and KT’s programme on [...]

The extent to which political parties in Kenya are embracing inclusion of persons with disabilities

2021-08-26T13:10:35+00:00August 26th, 2021|Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Political Parties, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Addressing the critical knowledge gaps within political parties to create and promote more disability inclusive political discourse, political commitments, and public policy making is fundamental for strengthening multi-party democracy. This is not a simple task though. It requires, among other things: building strong partnerships; conducting subtle research studies to generate evidence; lobbying political parties, state [...]

Green Fundraising Programme – Call for Applications

2021-08-05T12:52:43+00:00August 5th, 2021|UK Political Parties international programmes|

Does your Green party want to diversify its funding sources? Would you like to meet with experienced Green representatives from other countries to learn about their party fundraising successes? Would your party like to refresh its fundraising strategy? Then the Green Fundraising Programme might be of interest to you. The Green Fundraising Programme is an [...]

Climate change action: supporting parliamentarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to prepare for COP26

2021-07-28T12:13:52+00:00July 28th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time: temperatures are rising, drought and wildfires are occurring more frequently, rainfall patterns are shifting, glaciers are melting, and sea levels are rising. To mitigate this, huge changes at all levels of society, politics and businesses are required. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the [...]

Gender equality training manual

2021-07-09T09:39:39+00:00July 7th, 2021|CEP|

This gender equality training manual was developed under the Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP) and supported by WFD. It was developed as part of the efforts towards integrating an intersectional lens in the engagement of issues surrounding the advancement of women and girls. The purpose of the manual is as follows: To enhance the overall understanding [...]

The impact of COVID19 on women and girls – Policy brief presented to the Parliament of Uganda

2021-08-05T15:19:26+00:00July 7th, 2021|CEP|

The COVID19 pandemic has caused devastating disruptions the world over. The impact will continue to be felt by all, albeit in varying degrees. In Uganda, government is unable to squarely deal with the effects; especially for its vulnerable population, including women, girls and persons with disabilities. The emergency measures and realities dawned by the COVID-19 [...]